The Quails have arrived!

Our quails have hatched and are “cute as a button” thus their name, “Button Quail”!  🙂  They are adorable and it will be sad to see them go tomorrow.  Here are some pictures of the fearless first being born (his name is Indy because he was born in Indianapolis, is fast like an Indy Car driver and is “Indy”pendent!).  You will see that he/she (we don’t know the gender yet) is quite the ring leader!  We have a total of 18 healthy quails that have hatched…these are some pictures of the first batch/litter/group to hatch:

This is what happens after a long night of partying in your egg!  The shell gets stuck on your cute little head and you run around with it on!  YES–it did happen!! 🙂  Indy figured it out after a little while, but we got a great laugh out of it! 🙂

What a cutie!!

Freshly hatched! 🙂

The gang/brood/litter/group.  See how “Indy-pendent” little Indy is?  I’ll take some more pictures of the whole bunch tomorrow and get those posted so you can see all of them.

Kristen 🙂


About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on May 6, 2012, in Hatching in the Classroom, Quail. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I used to hatch chicks in my kindergarten classroom. When we hired a new principal, he said that we could not hatch chicks anymore because of the problems we may have with mites…not sure how valid this is. I think it may have been not wanting to deal with any issues (allergies maybe). Have you ever had any issues with health or safety issues with hatching eggs? I wouldn’t think any of those health issues would pop up until they are introduced to their natural environment with other animals.


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