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Baby quail hatched today!

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:54 pm
by Marigold
Woke up this morning to find this little chap, wondering if he was the only baby quail chick in the world!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk3xKjjS ... 9aRuHl7-XA

Quick dash down to the hens, and then this one appeared;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjeYO47c ... OeohO_rbFB

Numbers 3 and 4 were shared with the grandchildren mid-morning, via Facetime.

After lunch, the first 4 set to and 'helped' number 5 into the world; (he's OK, don't worry!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWwLALVc ... ata_player

Number 6 was having real problems, so I helped him a bit. Hope he's going to make it. Have switched off the light so they can all rest overnight and No. 6 won't get bullied until he's dry and feeling stronger.

So, 6 out 0f 12 so far - not too bad, for a first go, with e-bay eggs sent through the post in January. What a wonderful day!

Re: Baby quail hatched today!

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:21 pm
by foxy
Congratulations Marigold! :-)08 :-)08

The second clip is amazing! Love the way the first chick is so eager to greet it's new sibling! :D

Re: Baby quail hatched today!

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:42 am
by tygrysek75
Wow,that was really speedy Marigold.I cant belive how quickly managed to kick out of the shell.Congratulations,so cute those little babies:)

Re: Baby quail hatched today!

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:02 pm
by Marigold
Seventh 'child' hatched overnight, possibly one or two more to come. All very active in the brooder, driving the dog mad with their cheeping on the landing. They are so tiny! Took a bit of video with a 3.5 inch square ruler, to give scale. The two 'Easter chicks' posed nicely on it so you can see how little they are. Yes, I know I should hold the camera the other way up next time, but didn't want to remove the heat lamp again to have another go.

see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTA9649c ... AAAAAAAAAA

Re: Baby quail hatched today!

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:59 pm
by Philcott
Quail chicks always remind me of little bumble bees they way they scoot around the brooder! Lovely chicks Marigold! :D

Re: Baby quail hatched today!

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:37 pm
by cuwiar
Those clips are a delight! Make me broody for chicks...never mind the hens!! Lovely Marigold!!

Re: Baby quail hatched today!

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:05 pm
by Hanlills777
Gorgeous vids :) x