so i've been a member for a while and i had chickens last year only to find out just how cruel a racoon or opossum can be by loosing all six of my gals with nothing but a bite on the neck. my husband found them, i never saw but i was devastated.
we have come up with a plan for next year on chickens so i thought about incubating, well.. thing is i have never incubated eggs before lol. I always missed out on that project in elementary school, but now i have a 3 year old that is starting to understand that birds and reptiles hatch from eggs and i think he'd get a kick out out if for sure!
There is a breeder in my town that has courtunix quail, very nice guys, selling the eggs at 5 a dozen or a buck a chick the first week and gaining a dollar every week after. I have seen them the last three years i've lived here and i adore them, so the gears started turning.
I personally want pets, i know they are good to eat as well, but for now, pets, and i only want to hatch a few so i'm not completely overwhelmed, i was thinking maybe 3? one for me, my son, and my husband (who had a button quail and absalutely loves them).
We have an incubator, we have a safe location in the house for them, we have a brooder ready to go, heat lamp, and all the supplies needed to hold food and water, so all that is left is the food and the eggs! May i add that i'm completely thrilled my husband is allowing me to get them this year!
I was hoping to get some tips and tricks, i don't want to skip out on things they need, but although i've researched i'm still lacking stories and what others imput would be on hatching them being as this will be my first time hatching any egg to that matter.
Also, before i forget, do they like toys? i could imagine they have treats too?
Thanks so much for reading!
~~ Rosa ~~