Southwest Gardening forum: An eggciting surprise in the garden!

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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Apr 27, 2010 5:48 PM CST
This little patch of red leaf lettuce is all that remains in our salad box garden.

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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Apr 27, 2010 5:58 PM CST
10 days ago we found a female Gambrel's Quail's nest with 5 eggs in it right in the middle of the lettuce. Everyday since she has returned to the nest and deposited another egg. Now there are 15 eggs and I'm pretty sure that she's about to sit now.

We had the same thing happen last year in the beets. I don't know if quail return to the same area to nest each year. Anyway, we're granting her squatters rights on the lettuce until she's hatched her brood.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Apr 27, 2010 7:59 PM CST
Wow - I mean how cool is that?? Keep us posted as you can.
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angele
Apr 28, 2010 10:45 AM CST
Quail babies are just the cutest thing ever. Congrats & lol at 'squatters rights'
Name: Brenda
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bsavage
Apr 28, 2010 11:32 AM CST
Awwwww!
Name: Susie
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Aguane
Apr 29, 2010 11:20 PM CST
So sweet. May your garden remain a peaceful habitat for the covey. My Bert quite disturbed a newly hatched bunch of quail babies last year. I wish he were here still to see some new babies.
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Runs_With_Scissors
Apr 30, 2010 2:53 PM CST
How fun Smiling
Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Apr 30, 2010 8:39 PM CST
I hope there aren't many cats around. They take the baby quail population down quickly. I think 2 survived last year here, but that's pretty fair production. I'm sure they lay so many eggs in the hope that a few will survive. I wish those little bits of chenille that people call baby quail a lotta luck!
Name: Jo Miklovic
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Roadrunner
Apr 30, 2010 8:43 PM CST
OHHH I love to see the baby Quail...please be ready with the camera. Jo
Name: Kelly
Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9a)
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locakelly
Apr 30, 2010 9:09 PM CST
How awesome is that! I hope to see lots of baby quail very soon!
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Name: Marie
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Desertdenial
May 4, 2010 12:16 PM CST
You are so blessed Dan!! Quail are my favorite!!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
May 17, 2010 9:40 PM CST
Dan,
These little quail chicks should be in college by now! How did the nest do over the last few weeks?
Susie
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
May 18, 2010 11:20 AM CST
As of yesterday she was still sitting. Shouldn't be much longer now!
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
May 18, 2010 9:25 PM CST
Yeah! Baby pictures soon! Thanks, Dan
Susie
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Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
May 23, 2010 8:35 AM CST
13 of the 15 eggs hatched on Friday. Momma and babies skedaddled quickly and did not present a photo opportunity.
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Name: Kelly
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locakelly
May 23, 2010 9:30 AM CST
Oh how awesome! Maybe they'll come back around so you can snap a pic. Baby quail are just the cutest things...
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Name: Susie
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Aguane
May 23, 2010 10:53 AM CST
Thanks, Dan.
Good Luck, babies!
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Name: Brenda
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bsavage
May 24, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Yea! I hope the babies give you a photo op soon!

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