Quail bet results and quail chick video

We can’t say the hatch results were stellar, but they are what they are. So in total we had six chicks hatch which means RP & BT were the closest, and as a result, the winners. Congrats! Your winnings are on their way. As a consolation prize for all the losers (we’re in that boat too), a video of the week old quail chicks. (0:16 is the best part)

Button Quail Chick Photos

We are still sitting at four chicks hatched. Apparently, button quail are notorious for taking their sweet time hatching. In the meantime, we moved the chicks over to their new home from the incubator and started them on food and water as their internal yolk sacks are almost spent. Even though we were only dealing with four chicks, it was incredibly hard to contain them! We almost lost one off the side of the desk when he decided to do a runner.

All happy and safe in their new brooder, we took some pictures. Below you’ll see how unbelievably small they really are! You’re essentially looking at birds the size of bumblebees!

Four different coloured chicks will give us four different coloured adults. The colours do not denote sex.

Four different coloured chicks will give us four different coloured adults. The colours do not denote sex.

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Single chick, most likely red breasted colouring.

Quail Hatching Results

To keep track of who is in the lead/how many have hatched, we’ll be updating the list below. To answer a couple of people’s questions, we will not unplug the incubator once we have reached your number.

Family/Friend   –   Co-workers

  1.  
  2. Current hatch count
  3.      – BT
  4. RP – ML
  5. RP
  6.      – EH
  7. C
  8. SAP
  9. MA – PB
  10. PR
  11.      – KK
  12. JD – DP
  13. EC – AD
  14. AMD – GM
  15. AD – DW
  16. MR – KK
  17. LD – BT
  18.      – OC
  19. BR
  20. SP – EH
  21. DP
  22.      – DP
  23. FD
  24. DP

 

Hatching has begun!

Just got in to find the first button quail chick has hatched! So far, no winners. Still early days. I’ll keep you posted.

We are on chick number two! Hopefully there will be many more tomorrow morning!

Our total is at 3 chicks now. It’s been a very slow hatch and we expect many more to come!

Button Quail Prizes

To add to the fun, the winners of the quail bets will also receive a dozen quail eggs (for eating, not hatching) and their choice of either a bottle of home-made Irish cream liqueur or 6 bottles of home-made stout on top of the cash takings.

With hatching to begin in a week, there isn’t much time left to get in on the wagering!

Quail Hatching Round 3

After the success of the last quail wagering, we are running it again! This time we’re hatching Button Quail. These quail aren’t normally table fare, but instead are kept as pets for their ease of keeping and for their song. On Feb 28th we will be setting 36 eggs in total. If you would like to join in on this winner-takes-all bet, email me to reserve a number and have $2 ready. If we fill all the numbers, the prize will be $72! Check back here for available numbers and updates on the hatch! To open things up to more people, we are doing two lists, one for family/friends, and one for co-workers.

Family/Friend   –   Co-workers

  1.  
  2.      – BT
  3. RP – ML
  4. RP
  5.      – EH
  6. C
  7. SAP
  8. MA – PB
  9. PR
  10.      – KK
  11. JD – DP
  12. EC – AD
  13. AMD – GM
  14. AD – DW
  15. MR – KK
  16. LD – BT
  17.      – OC
  18. BR
  19. SP – EH
  20. DP
  21.      – DP
  22. FD
  23. DP

Bet soon, bet often!

 

Quail Hatch Wagers

***8 chicks in total hatched, leaving J with the pot of $34!

In the spirit of good fun & some fortune, we started a little Quail Hatching Pool. 18 days ago I placed 22 eggs into the incubator that our first batch of quails laid. With there being no way of telling whether the eggs were fertile on day one, we decided to let other people in on the mystery. For $2, punters could place a bet on the number of chicks that would successfully hatch, and the winner would take all.

Below are the wagers, the punters, and the leader. We’ll update this page often with results as they come in. As quail can hatch over a number of days, we won’t close the competition until Saturday morning. I used initials to maintain privacy for all of us.

Number of Hatched/Punter/Status

  1.  
  2. ML – out
  3. EH – out
  4. SAP – out
  5. C – out
  6. AKD – out
  7. JD – Winner!
  8. LD
  9. AD
  10. RP
  11. CD
  12. PB
  13. EH
  14. CD
  15. SP
  16. CD
  17. TF
  18. DP

 

 

Christmas Quail Hatch Totals

It looks like we’ve come to the end of the hatch now. In total we had 16 out of 40 hatch. Not very good results. Once I’ve let the eggs go cold, I’ll do another necropsy and see if the left over eggs were even fertile.

We’ll post some photos later of the 4 1/2 week old chicks next to the new ones.

 

Christmas Came Early!

I’d just come back inside from dispatching our 5 Christmas quail, when I noticed some of the eggs in the incubator look to have been moved. Amongst the eggs were 5 newly hatched chicks! It’s almost like the quail replenish their stock immediately.

More to come later when we get a chance to sit down at a computer.

In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and remember to eat, eat, eat and be merry!