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quail egg dispenser

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sians quails, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Sians quails

    Sians quails In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2012
    Okay so I have been racking my brains trying to figure out a way to make a quail egg dispenser for the fridge..

    Has any one tried this at all?

  2. Sians quails

    Sians quails In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2012
    like this but for quail eggs .. and hold many more, and probably something I can build myself

  3. could you use some kind of flexible hose or pipe cut in half lengthways maybe? Probably wouldnt be so decorative lol
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Songster

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Oh, that's wicked cool! I've never seen one before, but it's PERFECT for ensuring the oldest eggs get eaten first. How cool.

    I don't have any ideas for you for quail eggs, but PLEASE keep us posted on what you end up with. I definitely want one! :)
  5. Same! I'd like one! I just hatched my first courtinix ( 4 ) and I'm hoping I have at least a male and female! I'm also getting some buttons! How often do they lay eggs?
  6. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Songster

    Jul 24, 2010
    It sure look very nice concept. Unfortunately, the eggs need to put into the fridge after few days so it would work for most of us.

  7. gorabbitgo

    gorabbitgo Chirping

    Sep 9, 2012
    If they get enough light (about 14 hours per day) they'll lay almost every day! They don't need a male to lay, either, so unless you're hoping to hatch more quail you don't need a male at all.
    My buttons have taken a bit of a break, even being indoors and with light supplementation i only get about three eggs per day from my five hens. It takes five coturnix or six button eggs to equal one chicken egg, but oh man they are the most delicious eggs i have ever eaten! Quail egg french toast is better than some crème brûlée i've had.

    Back to OP, what if you got some sturdy brass wire from a hardware store and bent it into the right shape? You could even make a more narrow version that could fit into a refrigerator! I've been using silicone bowls to store my eggs. I fill up one bowl and then a second so i know which eggs are older and need to get used up first. But then, it takes so many eggs to cook that i usually let them build up for a couple of weeks and then use them all up at once!
  8. Wait, what? They can lay fertile eggs without a male??!!
  9. MrNappy

    MrNappy Songster

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Haha, NO!

    He said 'UNLESS' your hoping to hatch more... which means they will lay, but eggs won't be fertile.

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