We got our first egg!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by The Critter Place, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    It's sooooooo PURDY! [​IMG]

    Our Jumbo brown Coturnix just gave us our first egg! She's 8 weeks old tomorrow.

    I went in their room to close a window and there it was in the front corner of the cage! It actually startled me and I had to take a second look![​IMG]

    Hubby says 20 more and he has an omelet. [​IMG]

    I think I should eat the first one.. he he...

    I'll post a pic soon.
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] Congratulations!! The first egg is always exciting!
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Way to go!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:Yes, congrats on the first egg, and yes, you should post a pic. and yes you should eat it!
    Tell Hubby that if you had 40 laying hens, then he could have 2 omelets a day.....They lay huge eggs for their size, but you don't get jumbo chicken eggs from such small birds!
    With coturnix, it's not about size, it's about volume! [​IMG]
     
  5. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS!!! [​IMG] I can't wait for my first egg!! [​IMG]
     
  6. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Hi Everyone!
    Thank you!

    I'm so excited! It was so neat to see it sitting there, I almost didn't want to take it out. LOL!!

    Joe,
    My quail adventure started with just 8 babies I saw on craigslist, intending in a incubator and more down the road.
    Hubby knows this and teases about the size of the birds and eggs regardless. He calls samiches. I keep telling him their offspring will be to eat! These are my spoiled rotten babies!

    MIssi! Hi!
    I hope you get yours soon too! But being Bob's I think you may have a little bit to go. Maybe they will be early birds. ;-)
    (I have parakeets on eggs!)

    Here's our 1st egg. May wait for a few more to scramble and share, haven't decided yet. [​IMG]


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    And here's the rest of the omelet makers! Eggs ordered from Quaillady..

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  7. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH! LOVELY!!! Can't wait to see those chickies!! Can you tell us what you have there? Duck, cot, button??
     
  8. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Hi Missi!

    We have Easter Egger Chickens, Jumbo Brown Coturnix, Texas A & M Jumbo Cot. and Button in there. All from Quaillady.

    Due to hatch around the 16th.

    I'm excited and can't wait to see them too!
    The mail shook them up pretty good so praying for a good hatch.
     
  9. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Well...
    I was just in the bird room feeding the others...

    And lets just say the quail are not bashful and the next eggs will be fertile. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    I couldn't resist. [​IMG]

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