Archive for March, 2012
Babies started hatching Tuesday night / Wednesday morning. In the end it was my normal 50% hatch rate with a total of 22. I was a little disappointed to see my eBay purchased netted me three Taxas A&M white quail even though the description clearly stated they where jumbo brown – not assorted. We have to complain and see if he makes it right.
I have been a little lax in my posting, but with good reason: I took the winter off. My new favorite phrase: “I sent all my birds to freezer camp” last fall because I didn’t want to deal with stomping through the snow to replace frozen water. But who would have guessed 4th warmest winter. 🙁
Anyway spring is here and time to get back at it. I ordered some eggs on EBay and they came in over the weekend. I gave them a couple days to settle from traveling and placed them in a warm moist incubator this morning. 17 days should have chicks a cheeping. I stuck with the jumbo brown quail as they are easy to raise and identify the sexes. Plus they are good layers and meat birds – dual purpose.
My plan is to order a couple different sets of eggs over the next couple of months to diversify my flock DNA.
I’ll keep you posted on the hatch and have a great spring!