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Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
After finding two abandoned quail eggs in her garden aviary, Jade Rutterford, 16, successfully managed to hatch them

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Cockatoo surrogates two quail chicks

After finding two abandoned quail eggs in her garden aviary, Jade Rutterford, 16, successfully managed to hatch them with a little help from some of her other feathered friends. Rutterford, who owns more than 100 birds, secretly slipped the eggs into a cockatoo's nest. "I didn't even know if the eggs were fertilized so it was a bit of a long shot," she said, "but when I went to have a look last Thursday I was thrilled to see two tiny quail chicks had just hatched."