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”… [Continue Reading]
Raising quail in your backyard can be both fun and profitable. I mainly do it because it is the highest form of farming my city allows on my small lot. … [Continue Reading]
Thanks to my wife, the kids got me an egg turner for father’s day. After my last hatch plus eight weeks of noisy babies I was going to wait, but… [Continue Reading]
So once again I had about 50% hatch rate. I was able to sell a few and at 8 weeks I butchered 14.
So the weather has improved and the birds are producing eggs on a regular basis. I saved up a group of quail eggs and put them in the incubator this… [Continue Reading]
Got to 80 over the weekend
Quail are easy to keep and raise making them the perfect backyard animal. This post discusses why I think so.
I was hoping adding a fan to my incubator plus using locally sourced eggs would increase my hatch rate. So far so good!
So I have been waiting patiently for the birds to lay eggs. It had been 6+ weeks and the birds were that old when I got them. Anyway, my new favorite bird 🙂 started last Thursday and has laid everyday since.
So we have had a few eggs in the incubator and right on time, day 17, they started to hatch. Percentage wise we didnt do very well, but the fact that ANY hatched considering we have no idea what we are doing is great.