July 22, 2012

Let There Be Quail Eggs

First eggs from the Pharaoh quail

My quail are laying! This morning when feeding, I found the first egg lying in the pine shavings. A few hours later, I found an egg in each of the two cardboard hiding "houses". What good birds!

I was not expecting this quite yet. They are a few days short of 6 weeks, when laying usually begins. Surprising, too, that all three started laying on the same day.

We don't have a quail rooster, so these eggs are infertile and will be eaten.

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