Saturday, 1 February 2014
Quail eggs ready for incubator
Just arrived in the post: a dozen quail eggs. They are going into the incubator this morning. We are aiming to build up a modest colony of quails. The eggs we hope any future hatchlings will eventually produce will mainly be used as a cash crop though we will also use some ourselves. They can fetch quite a good price. Quails can also be used for meat as well.
We will be building a secure run for them shortly. It will have to be fully enclosed with netting, top and bottom - these birds can fly but also vermin can dig under fencing so netting under the ground is needed to stop them burrowing in.