Well-meaning friends & auctions..

Discussion in 'Quail' started by prncssprplfrog, May 22, 2010.

  1. prncssprplfrog

    prncssprplfrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, my well-meaning, crazy friend called me up yesterday to tell me that she bought me 3 dozen cute little quail eggs to hatch!

    One of my problems is that I don't know what kind of quail they are to know how long their gestation is. Let me go get a pic & add it on to my post.
    Either way they are going to have to wait until Wednesday for my Cayuga ducks to hatch before I can even put them in![​IMG]


    Here's a pic: they are just shy of 1 1/2" long & 1" at the widest point.
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  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    What do the eggs look like (measure them, color etc.)
     
  3. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are coturnix quail eggs.......be forwarned...they are very addicting!

    Incubation is usually 16-18 days.
     
  4. prncssprplfrog

    prncssprplfrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool- I'll make up a cage for them, but I can't have any more feathered friends or I'll be sleeping in the chicken coop....[​IMG]
    What do you do with quail? I know they are considered a delicacy & their cute, and you can eat the eggs, but....?

    She bought them for $3 dollars a dozen. She was miss-charged as they were supposed to be $3 an egg.
    She said the chicks were going for $7 a piece!
     
  5. underground chickenman

    underground chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Huh? Three dollars an egg for coturnix? I don't think so. The $3 per dozen is in the right range, plus shipping. Seven bucks a chick is also nuts. Maybe a buck or so each. Any more than that and they better lay golden eggs.

    UGCM
     
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  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WHERE AND WHEN EXACTLY IS THIS AUCTION??? [​IMG]
     
  7. underground chickenman

    underground chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You got some of those $3 golden egg layers JJMR? Even if you do, I'll be putting my order in for the regular cheap ones. [​IMG]
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:WHERE AND WHEN EXACTLY IS THIS AUCTION??? [​IMG]

    it got me to google shuyler lake LOL
     
  9. prncssprplfrog

    prncssprplfrog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll ask her again.....'cause she handed them off to me after I dropped her daughter off at 12:30 at night. It's a local guy who does auctions at his house all the time. She lives a few houses down from him & almost bought me a guinea hen (surprise!!) one of the last times she went. Instead she came home with chairs & a ferret. We live in an area that has a very large & growing Amish population & I know they bring (and buy) a lot of stuff.


    I was told that she and I shouldn't be friends because she is a terrible enabler! I really don't need the encouragement as I have done 4 different hatches since I got my Brinsea in February & have duck eggs due on Tuesday!

    Can anyone tell me where a good place would be to put the eggs until I put them in the incubator- temperature-wise?
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:Here $5 per quail chick is what the feed stores charge. But this is Socal feed is double as well.

    I keep mine on the counter till it's time to set them (70's usually)
     

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