|Quail eggs ready to be scrambled.|
|The empty, cracked shells on a spoon drip catcher.|
Many of you have been asking questions about my quail eggs, so today I've brought you some pictures of quail eggs in use. I tried to include other objects in the pictures that will provide a frame of reference for scale. They have the same flavor and consistency as chicken eggs, just much smaller. I estimate that it takes about four quail eggs to amount to one chicken egg. I have not had to buy any eggs from the store since my quail started laying, which was the goal.
Speaking of quail, a brief update for those of you who have been following for awhile: I managed to identify two males and return them to the farmer. He will use them for meat and bring me two females in exchange. I was also able to identify the aggressor who killed one of the other quail. She disappeared from the box in which I was holding her while deciding what to do with her, so that solved that problem! :) Now I have four happily laying females and will soon have six. Life on the urban farm has calmed down in this regard. I still hope to improve their pen at some point and will let you know when I do.