We did what any good parents would do, we started searching for someone with quail. The first guy we contacted was very friendly and said he was hatching some and they would be ready on the oldest country kid's birthday weekend! How awesome!! But, when we called him about making arrangements to pick one up, he told us a tale of woe about how his incubator had lost power and he had to put new eggs in. Okay, I understand, things like this happen, so we presented our son with a certificate for a quail on his birthday instead of an actual quail. We were told by the guy hatching them, that they would be ready about a week after the oldest country kid's birthday.
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We explained to our son what had happened, and he was deeply disappointed. We told him we WOULD make good on getting him a quail, we just weren't sure when. Three weeks after being told he was getting a quail we found another person, on Craig's list, who said he had about 200 baby quail. So we called....
When we called him, we explained what had happened with the other guy. Do you know what he said? He said we could come over right away and the oldest country kid could pick out a quail! Yippy!!! We were back to being the best parents EVER!!!
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Do you know how tiny baby quail are? They are TINY. Like super small specks. It takes like four of them to equal a chicken chick. We put that tiny chick in the broader and by the next morning, my husband and I agreed, one was just so..... Well, we needed/wanted more. And that is how the oldest country kid ended up with not one quail for his birthday but FOUR!! Now we are really the best parents ever!