Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quail Eggs

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.

1 comment:

  1. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. What happened to that missing female aggressor? Are you now making habit of dealing with irritants by shoving them into a box and siccing' Molly on em......Can I borrow your dog?