Archive for September, 2010

So I got additional eggs from a local source to experiment with adding a fan to my incubator.  I was hoping the fan, plus the eggs not having to travel through the mail would increase my hatch rate.  Last time I got less than 10%, which for the first time was better than nothing.  Last night on day 16 I had already gotten about 50% hatch, hoping for more today.

I will update with some pictures later.

So I have been waiting patiently for the birds to lay eggs.  It had been 6+ weeks and the birds were that old when I got them.  Anyway, my new favorite bird 🙂 started last Thursday and has  laid everyday since.  My son and I had scrambled eggs on Monday, not much but scrambled eggs none the less.  The taste was fine, not so different from chicken eggs.  The interesting part was the thick membrane on the inside.  It was difficult to crack without breaking the yolk or getting shells in the bowl.

So now I am looking for anyone with quail egg recipes…  🙂