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  1. lanimilbus

    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 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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    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?

    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)

    EDIT: She ended up eventually dying a month or so after I originally posted this. I had a necropsy done and they couldn't find anything wrong, so the death is still a mystery...their best guess was that she ate something that disagreed with her in a big way. The rest of the flock has been fine...
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    Eggs with broken shells & insides eaten every day for past 2 months

    I have 9 chickens in an enclosed coop in my backyard that has an attached henhouse with nesting boxes and roosts in it. Starting approximately 2 months ago every time I go out to collect eggs the nesting boxes will contain one or two eggs in them that are cracked or have a large hole in them...
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    Ideas for temporary "containers" for chicks? (for transport/cleaning)

    I've run into this problem a few times now...when I need to clean out the brooder I have to move all the chicks elsewhere until the process is complete, but I've had a hard time finding something to put them in that they can't escape from, that provides air, and that's big enough for them to...
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    Recent pet deaths, afraid more are on the way(EDIT: nvm, crisis over!)

    EDIT: After extensive research and sending away for tests, I've concluded that it was all really nothing more than coincidence. The lab confirmed it was *not* Pullorum or anything else. The two chicks that arrived in the mail died almost certainly due to stress from a delayed shipment, the one...
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    A hatchery that sells *female* Buff Brahma & D'Anvers Bantams?

    I was just about to place an order for 25 Bantam chicks, half Buff Brahma Bantams and half Quail Antwerp Belgian Bantams (aka Bearded D'Anvers Bantams) for delivery at the beginning of May, but I cancelled at the last second and figured I should come here first to find out if there's a better...
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    At what age can you tell gender for Buff Brahma & D'Anvers Bantams?

    I'm getting a shipment of Buff Brahma Bantams and Bearded D'Anvers Bantams (aka Quail Antwerp Belgians) in before too long and they will be straight run. I'd like to know, around what age can you definitively tell the gender for these two breeds? (pic isn't mine, just showing examples of the...
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    My existing chicken coop and help w/ideas for a quail coop (many pics)

    Hi all, I'm planning on getting quail this June and am planning the coop/pen construction and design. I have a few questions and pictures to share. First of all, here is my existing chicken coop for my 7 hens...not where I'd put the quail, just using it as an example of the type of design I'm...
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    Getting shipments of chicks from 2 different places on same day; safe?

    I'm planning on ordering 8 chicks (Golden Campine and Easter Eggers) from one hatchery and 25 chicks (Buff Brahma Bantams, Dark Brahmas and Quail Antwerp Belgiams) from another hatchery, scheduled for delivery on the same day in mid-April. I would then put them all together in the same large...
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    Where to buy Bobwhite and/or Mountain Quail chicks?

    I'm looking to buy Bobwhite and Mountain quail chicks to raise this year. So far, however, I haven't found any place online that sells Mountain Quail chicks; only eggs. And I haven't found any place that sells Bobwhite chicks in quantities less than 50, and 50 is far more than I need/have room...
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    What breed of chicken is this? Found free-range in RI. (Pics inside)

    I found this chicken wandering around in the parking lot outside a local diner in rural Rhode Island and snapped a few pictures to see if someone here could ID the breed for me. The hen kind of resembles a buttercup but without the distinctive comb. Any ideas on what the breed could be...
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    Relentlessly aggresive rooster; help?

    Hello, I have a two-year-old golden lakenvelder rooster that is relentlessly aggressive. I hatched him from an egg in Fall of 2006, raised him as a chick and introduced him to the other chickens in the coop once he was big enough. This was okay at first, but the bigger he got, the more...
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    When can I put my chicks outside with my other hens?

    I have five one-month-old chicks which I'm currently raising in a large cardboard box in my spare bedroom inside my house; my question is, when can I put them in the coop outside with my other chickens? The coop outside consists of a fenced-in area and a small shed which is used as a hen house...
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