Saving wild quail eggs. . .

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ShellyBear, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea what kind of quail eggs we have, but we have 4 of them. I live in Washington so maybe that will help me figure out what kind they are. When we got them they seemed to be around 7 days old, now they are 16 days old. I am curious though because no light can be seen through the egg except the air pocket. . . .when should I stop turning these guys, and are they older than I think?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    They might be Valley quail. Incubation takes about 22 to 23 days. If you guessed right then stop turning in 2 to 3 days. Good luck
     
  3. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are the eggs? Size? Also, what area are you in?
     
  4. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are a bit bigger than a coin but tipped, they are heavily speckled in blotches of brown and light brown. I live in Washington
     
  5. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The size of a quarter
     
  6. Ntsees

    Ntsees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, like what Gamebirdsonly said, I'm also leaning towards Valley quail. In Washington, there are two quail species in the wild I think - Mountains and Valleys. Mountain quail eggs are entirely cream colored and do have not have any markings. Your description of the eggs matches that of the Valley quail.
     
  7. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, well I got a new incubator just for them today. . .spoiled babies lol. Hopeing a few make it at least. Thanks everyone!
     
  8. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful. Taking the eggs from the wild can be illegal. :oops:
     
  9. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well only 3 hatched. . .but that's ok. Yes it can be illegal, but I'm not sure anyone is going to truly freak out about it. We don't do this often, this is actually the first.
     
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