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    Feeding quail pumpkins for deworming

    I've heard from a few people who raise their quail on the ground that they deworm their birds by feeding them raw pumpkin. I've got 5 pumpkins on my front porch that are (I think) still fresh and I've been planning on giving one or more of them to my quail but I'm not sure how to go about it...
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    How's the cost of feed in your area?

    $18.29 here for a 50 lb. bag of Purina Gamebird Layena crumbles. According to my old credit card statements it looks like it was $16.09 in April and $13.80 last September so the price has definitely gone up -- I'm hoping it won't go up any higher. There's only one store in my area that carries...
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    who else raises mountain quails here?!

    To others who raise (or have raised) Mountain Quail: what are their typical laying habits? This is my first year raising them so I'm not sure what to expect. How long do the hens typically lay for (i.e. March to July etc) and how many eggs do they normally produce per year? I've got 3 males...
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    How best to sell hatching Mountain Quail eggs? (Newbie, lots of Q's)

    Thats the thing, good seller will only ship eggs that are fresh. Better to set those older than 3 days. (no incubator , get small bantam game hen broody great mothers). put your location on here , heck maybe a member on here ,that would pick them up.........eggs are good for 10 day easy,s but...
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    How best to sell hatching Mountain Quail eggs? (Newbie, lots of Q's)

    Just collected an egg that wasn't there an hour ago, so at least I've got *one* fresh egg. And it was about 2.5 days (until now) that I didn't get any eggs from them, so I don't know if that's just a typical dry spell or the normal time in between eggs for them or what. Even if they are...
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    How best to sell hatching Mountain Quail eggs? (Newbie, lots of Q's)

    Of course now that I'm ready to sell the eggs, they've stopped laying...any tips for getting them to lay again/lay more often? I tried putting a few small fake plastic eggs in the nest -- I cut them off an Easter decoration and they're a little smaller than the real eggs but otherwise look...
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    How best to sell hatching Mountain Quail eggs? (Newbie, lots of Q's)

    Thanks for all the info, especially the detailed packing instructions; very helpful! THEY NEED TO BE STORED IN AT LEAST ROOM TEMPERATURE AND TURNED 2X/DAY I've read that ideally the eggs should initially be in a cool room between 40 - 60ºF, preferably in the 50's. I assume it's alright if the...
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    How best to sell hatching Mountain Quail eggs? (Newbie, lots of Q's)

    (I originally posted this on the Incubating/Hatching Eggs board but was advised to ask here instead.) Last year I got three pairs of Mountain Quail that I’ve been raising as a hobby; they live together in a colony inside an outdoor aviary resembling their natural habitat that I built and...
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    How to sell rare hatching Mountain Quail eggs? (Newbie, lots of Q's)

    Last year I got three pairs of Mountain Quail that I’ve been raising as a hobby; I don’t intend to breed them and got them mostly due to an interest in the species and to observe them together as a colony in an outdoor aviary resembling their natural habitat that I built as a personal project...
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    mountain quail

    I'm raising Mountain Quail for the first time as well and was also wondering about this. I have six birds, 3 male and 3 female and they're all in an outdoor aviary together. I got them at 6 months old last October and they're just under 1 year old now. So far they've all done perfectly fine...
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    Will my quail be alright in subzero temperatures?

    I have 6 Mountain Quail and 24 Bobwhites that are in adjacent pens with an attached shed for them to go into when it's too cold and so far they've all done fine throughout the harsh Maine winter here -- however, the forecast for tonight and tomorrow is around -25°F (with the windchill going as...
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    How can I tame my quail?

    I have 6 Mountain Quail and 24 Bobwhites in two adjacent walk-in pens that I've been raising as a hobby and *trying* to raise as pets. I've raised the Bobwhites from chicks and got the Mountain Quail shipped to me at 6 months old and neither group of birds will come anywhere near me and will...
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    Two of my hens constantly attacking new chicks; what can I do?

    Quote: Unfortunately three of the five chicks are bantams so they won't be catching up in size any time soon I'm afraid. I have another bantam hen in there as well (from Group A) that the red stars never peck at or attack; in fact, occasionally that bantam hen will peck at them and they'll...
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    Two of my hens constantly attacking new chicks; what can I do?

    I have 13 chickens that are in three distinct "groups" or "cliques" together in my coop right now: Group A.): Six "old" hens (all either 2 or 4 years old) Group B.): Two 6-month-old Red Star pullets (have been in the coop since this summer) Group C.): Five 3-month-old chicks, 4 female 1 male...
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    Hen has been sick for 50+ days; what's wrong? (Pics + vid)

    Quote: Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any vet within several hundred miles of here that sees or treats chickens...I've found a few avian vets but they only see parrots and such. If anyone happens to know of a vet that deals with chickens in the state of Maine though, please let me...
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