Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Quail Egg Project

      Today we set up the incubation project for my daughters class. The pharaoh quail eggs were donated in response to my craiglist posting. The family who donated was awesome, giving me information and loaning equipment, and 70 eggs! The teacher used the printouts to introduce the project to the class and the kids loved it.
      In class they are using chickbators to incubate the eggs, borrowed from the local 4-H program. We are incubating half the donated eggs at home in our homemade incubator in order to maximize the hatch.

      Check out the cool white egg. I hope it hatches, and that quail lay consistent egg colors as individuals. My daughter is so excited, she has proceeded to name all 40ish eggs.

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