Well I am collecting and storing quail eggs for incubation as a friend wants some quail chicks for her grand-daughter. It seems that everyone is wanting quail eggs for hatching or quail chicks as I have had an email enquiry and a telephone call enquiry.
I only have a 13 mixed gender quail in an avairy as well as 80-100 quail hens for laying in a barn. My aviary quail are Japanese quail and I think I have 8 females and 5 males. The males have just started to leave foamballs which are droppings with a foamball on it which signifies that mating is imminent or underway. I have once or twice caught the quail mating and the females are beinning to loose their feathers on the top of their heads where the males grab hold of them!
I have collected about 6 eggs in the last 3 days. The eggs are stored at an angle with the pointed end down and are turned 3 or 4 times a day. Eggs can be kept for about 7 days before incubation, so I will be incubating these eggs in the next few days.
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