We never get tired of hatching eggs around here. I often ask a friend if I can hatch chicken eggs for her. We bough some quail with the intentions of hatching eggs and butchering them for the meat. It just happens that after I set these eggs that my breeding stock got loose. These little ones will become my breeding stock and will hopefully produce quality offspring for us to butcher. I have found that home grown meat is much tastier then the meat at the store.
This little one will hopefully like getting its picture taken soon.
I just can't resist taking baby pictures!
Size comparison! These little ones are tiny, and will start laying in 6-8 weeks. That is 12-14 weeks sooner then a chicken will start laying.
Little guy ♥s holding the little ones. I won't have to worry about these quail being skittish!
I hope you will check back on the growth of the quail!