I had them originally years ago but was thinking about having them again last year. Then a lone male popped up on FB for rehoming, so I nabbed him and set about finding him some girls. Then got a few more
They are doing well in the spare room - I've had to section most of it off for them (small room) as they were getting grumpy in the pen I had them in, but it's working well until I can get them outside.
Chick #2 has appeared - I had to rescue him this morning as he'd pipped a hole then stopped, and was actually drying out inside the egg! So Rufus is now here
Unfortunately, my electric meter seems to have gone greedy again and it ran out while I was at work this morning - came back to a cold incubator, a very nearly dead Station and #3 as-yet-unhatched was dead in the egg. I am fuming and upset.
Station and Rufus are both recovering well now they've got heat again though, and I'll be watching that poxy meter like a hawk! I doubt the other eggs will hatch now, although I'll candle them again tonight to check. No sign of pipping and if one as close to hatching as #3 died, well, I doubt they'll have survived (if they weren't dead already).
Names are on a theme of male sci-fi/fantasty characters from books or shows I love - Roan (pronounced rowan) is Prince Roan from The 100; Station is the alien dude that saves the day is Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey and Rufus is the good teacher from the Bill & Ted films! Oy is after Oy the billy-bumbler animal in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. If #3 had hatched, it would have been Stu after Stu Redman in The Stand. Boys and girls get boys' names with my quail - that started way back with my very first one that got called Colin before I knew how to sex them