The new additions to our menagerie

A couple of weeks ago some quail eggs arrived from Ebay, so we popped them into our incubator for a couple of weeks, and 17 days later, these little dudes appeared. Out of a dozen eggs we had 7 of the little fellas hatch, not bad for a first go. Needless to say our kids have loved the whole process, and love the chicks. We’re hoping in about 6-8 weeks they will start laying, and we’ll have a source of our own fresh quail eggs for summer salads.

 

 

12 responses to this post.

  1. Oh soo cute!!!! And quail eggs on tap in 6-8 weeks!! Amazing. Where did you get the incubator?

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  2. Posted by Scrambled Megs on April 10, 2012 at 12:33 am

    They are so ridiculously cute !

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  3. Thanks for your lovely comments, they grow so quickly, sadly we lost 2 of them, and so now have 5 😦
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  4. These chicks actually melt your heart – what a wonderful Easter surprise 😀

    Happy Easter!
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. Amazing photos! Can’t wait to find out how you get on.

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  6. Oh, my, I didn’t know there was anything cuter than a day old (chicken) chick!

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  7. So adorable! I hope you are only using them for laying since I am now hopelessly attached.

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  8. So cute! I feel bad about enjoying eating them 😦

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  9. Excellent – I have a similar post coming in a day or two 😉

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  10. Wow they get to laying really fast, i used to buy quail eggs in NZ and have never seen them here, maybe I should get some… those photos are just gorgeous.. hatching eggs is a great idea for kids! c

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  11. They’re adorable! What a lovely Easter present for you all. Good luck with getting them to lay – I know my friends kept them and they wouldn’t and she didn’t understand what was going wrong (maybe two males?!)

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