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The quail are coming, the quail are coming! - updated w/ photos

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Must Be Losing It, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH! 120 bobwhite quail eggs are peeping and pipping!


    Why can't they do this on Friday?!
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Holy bats Ratman! Where the heck did you get 120 quail eggs???? I'm so excited for you too. I've been asked around here to hatch some Bobwhite's, but I need a break,,,, at least for a week.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I got 37 XLD1's in the bator. Im so psyched , i want to see how tiny they really are

    good luck with you mini flufflings. [​IMG]
     
  4. Must Be Losing It

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    They're unbelievably tiny! We had 6 when I left for work that had hatched, I'm sure more by tonight. I will try to remember to post pictures.

    We found the eggs on Eggbid! A gentlemen out of Texas sells all types of quail eggs!
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Hey Must Be Losing It, what are you going to do with the bobwhites?

    I've toyed with the idea of getting some to release and re-populate our area, but found out it's illegal to do that. What do other people do with bobwhites?
     
  6. Must Be Losing It

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    Hi Buff Hooligans,

    You can give them to hunting preserves w/ specific mass wildlife registrations. Or so says my DH who is a fisheries/wildlife major.
     
  7. Buff Hooligans

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    Oh, I guess I wanted to have them around to hear their pretty calls in the summer. Didn't really think of them as hunting fodder...
     
  8. CHKNFMR

    CHKNFMR Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I are starting up a quail farm. We have about 26 that have just started laying really well. We get about 10-12 eggs a day. Got a couple of bobwhite and some courtinex. In the second cage are the first hatchlings from about 25 eggs we ordered, not quite 4 weeks old. We hope to get the flying pen built inthe next couple of weeks, gotta do it after work. Having a blast with them.

    Got 24 in the bator that hsould be hatching out around Fri. and Sat.
     
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  9. Must Be Losing It

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    Quote:Trust me, I understand, but you also know how regulated Mass is........
     
  10. RioLindoAz

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    Oh, ya! They are super tiny when they're little. And very, VERY hardy too. You can seriously roll them into a ball and drop them and nothing will happen to them....Seriously, They are wierd lol
     

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