Children Hatch Marks & Spencer Quail Eggs as Lockdown Project

Children Hatch Marks & Spencer Quail Eggs as Lockdown Project
TWO London children set out to hatch chicks Credit: Pixabay

TWO London children set out to hatch chicks from Marks & Spencer quail eggs, as a lockdown project.

The children managed to hatch 12 chicks after waiting patiently, and using an incubator. Ray Moorhead, aged 7 and his four-year-old sister Pearl from Bromley, used a box of 24 quail eggs from Marks & Spencer and set them up in an incubator. Mum Emily had seen similar done online so let the children try the lockdown project, although she didn’t expect them to hatch.

The eggs went into the incubator late October and three weeks later on Friday 13 November the first chick made a welcome appearance. The family are now proud parents of twelve fluffy chicks.


Although much of the parenting has fallen to mum Emily, as the chicks are a full time job. Emily said, “I was sleeping in the room with the incubator looking after them and then I had to help hatch the last chick who got stuck in his egg. We had to nurse him back to health but he’s fine now.”

The chicks have been named, with the first two to hatch obviously named, Mark and Spencer.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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