Archive for April, 2012
The final 18 birds were moved to the breeding cages. Then a huge thunderstorm rolled through. Everyone survived. On a down note. I ended up with 4 too many male birds. And if I had to be honest I couldn’t tell the sex of the A&M quail do they all went in the same cage.
Last week I moved the remaining chicks to a brooder I keep in the shed. I say remaining because I lost 3 chicks leaving me with 19. The shed will protect them until they fully feather out and when they are about 5 weeks old I move them outside to a grow out cage (old rabbit hutch). At about eight weeks I will match them up 2 female to one male in the breeding cages. Can’t wait to try and determine male/female on the white ones.