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Somebody just gave us 50 quail eggs.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Oblio13, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    The landscaper working next door noticed our chickens and brought over a basket of Coturnix eggs. Just popped them in the incubator. They sure are cute little things, but this could be the start of something bad...
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    have fun , very easy to raise and docile birds and start laying when thier get to 7 to 8 weeks old. .
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Just make sure you have rocks or marbles in the waterers. They drown very easily and they also love piling onto eachother(2-3 high). Other than that they are pretty similar to chickens when raising.

    Oh yeah, you need to remember to grind their food so it is small enough. We were giving Gamebird Starter crumbles and they couldn't eat a large portion of the crumbles because they were too big. So, we took a rolling pin to them and got immediate results.

  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Wow! I ordered 10 eggs of ebay but it doesn't look pretty as half of them were broken:( Hopefully I get a hatch from the rest.
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    What will you do with all those quail?!
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    How nice! Good luck with hatching them! [​IMG]
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    We've been thinking about some quail. Trouble is room. If someone showed
    up with a buncha eggs the bator would get turned back on.

    Post a pic.
  8. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Quote:I haven't thought that far ahead yet. Probably eat most of the males. Maybe build some quail housing inside the chicken coop. Maybe let them free-range for the summer to feast on Japanese beetles. Do they eat bugs that big, and will they stick around like chickens? I'll have to gather more knowledge. What did people do before the internet?!

    Quote:I'll try to get one up tomorrow.
  9. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Hey PC - walk AWAY from the bators... I thought you just finally got yours cooled off and put away for a while LOL...

    I think mine have been running pretty much non stop since last October [​IMG]

    Man, I wish someone would walk up to me and hand me some gratis hatching eggs - how fortunate! Hope you have a good hatch!
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Hope you have a good hatch!

    Me too!! What a load of babies that'll be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]

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