The Quail are Laying Eggs :)

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  1. Shai

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    They started laying on Sunday :) Not all are laying yet but at least half are. Here's today's collection:

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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Those are glorious. ANd very different from the eggs my quail lay.;):D
     
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    I have so much love for your quail and other bird collections. Really. So much love.
     
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    AH AH AH!!

    Maybe I want quail again... :p

    Those are some seriously pretty eggs, too bad chickens didn't lay eggs like that.
     
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    Mini deviled eggs then? :p

    They're really pretty. Quail are awesome little guys.
     
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    Are these for eating or hatching?

    Exciting regardless!!! What type of quail are they?
     
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    Oh and the black blob in the background of the photo? That's Mira hoping I drop an egg :p

    These are for eating. They just started laying Sunday so the eggs are getting bigger and better formed by the day. I will be hatching some out but I need to build an incubator first, and will probably give them a month or two to really get going so I can judge the best eggs to hatch.

    They are Coturnix (Japanese) Quail
     
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    That is so cool! And they're pretty!
     
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    How beautiful they are. I love quail. I love seeing the Moms and all the chicks in a line, walking behind the Mom...such neat birds. Good luck with the hatching when you get to it. That should be a lot of fun.
     
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    More eggs? (Yesterday's, cell phone picture)

    Don't worry I'll get over the novelty and stop posting quail eggs pictures soon lol

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    I hope you don't. And when you incubate them, it would be interesting to see how that's going. I think they're beautiful and not something everyone sees so it's cool to see your pictures. I think my grandmother had quail. She also had ducks and chickens. But it was when I was very, very young and don't really remember. But my Mom has told me about it.
     
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    I love seeing the differences in them. Looking forward to their hatching.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Those are gorgeous eggs! I can't wait until you hatch some out--are quail particularly broody?
     
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    Coturnix are notoriously horrible brooders. So I'll be incubating since I don't have any broody chickens (or any chickens at all).
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Well clearly you must get chickens then, and post lots and lots (and lots) of pics!!
     
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    Chickens won't be til next year. Too many projects higher on the list right now!
     
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    What the quail are looking like these days:

    Sassy hen doesn't like the paparazzi
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    Dan the rooster, still a little fluffed from his dust bath
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