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… [Continue Reading]
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… [Continue Reading]
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… [Continue Reading]
So went away for spring break while eggs incubated – I returned to a very dry incubator – we will just have to see what happens. I removed them from… [Continue Reading]
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]
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.