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they are all still alive! The coup is pretty impenetrable. While thing is wrapped in 1/4"hardware cloth top and bottom too. It's also burried a foot down and out in an L shape on the bottom. This morning 15 were in the coup so some went inside last night. They are almost 5 weeks so I have the males tagged for freezer camp. I want to cull them at full weight. I was thinking 6 weeks. Any advise on that timeline?


Your coop sounds sturdy!  I usually wait until 6-7 weeks to process (depending on how busy I am at the time) unless they are getting to crowing all night, then it's sooner so the neighbors don't complain. 

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Your coop sounds sturdy!  I usually wait until 6-7 weeks to process (depending on how busy I am at the time) unless they are getting to crowing all night, then it's sooner so the neighbors don't complain. 
thanks I'm very proud of that coup I put my blood sweat and tears into it (literally). Update on the quail, half of them will go into the coup at night the others stay in the aviary all night. They seem to have adapted to the cold nights.
post #13 of 15

Try leaving 1 bird in a smaller cage inside the big cage and see he he/she will call them back in.If you leave the door open all night ,you may awake to a massacre.

In N.H.,Tony.

Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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post #14 of 15
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Try leaving 1 bird in a smaller cage inside the big cage and see he he/she will call them back in.If you leave the door open all night ,you may awake to a massacre.
In N.H.,Tony.
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The coup and the aviary are connected by a hardware cloth tunnel so it not open to the outside. Nothing can get into the coup or aviary. I wanted them to have freedom to be in the aviary or coup.
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Our birds are 6 weeks and 1 day old and today.they started to lay. We got 6 eggs and my son was so excited to go into the aviary with his little pail to get them
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