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  1. Phunktacular

    ➡ Quail hatch along

    This will be my largest amount to incubate, to date. 95 Jumbo Wild Coturnix quail eggs. Expected hatch date is 2/29. I'll candle on day 14 or 15 as they're moved to lockdown. (Originally posted in the Incubating and Hatching Eggs thread)
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    95 Coturnix eggs in the incubator

    2020 amongst everybody or each? LoL. If I get my new incubator built and they sell, I'll hit that number. Otherwise, not likely.
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    ➡ Quail hatch along

    I'm assuming you are asking how many eggs I set in incubator. This past Wednesday I set 95 eggs. Expected hatch date is 2/29.
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    95 Coturnix eggs in the incubator

    This will be my largest amount to incubate, to date.
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    No spots on quail eggs

    I thought that, too. But, because there were so many, I'm thinking there may be some environmental or diet cause. Nothing has changed in months, though.
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    No spots on quail eggs

    I have about 40 jumbo wild coturnix hens. Yesterday I picked up about 30 eggs. About 1/2 of them had no color on them. Just plain tan eggs with no spots. I'm curious what causes this. Would they be any good to try incubating or should I just eat then and collect different eggs to incubate?
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    Best Heritage Turkeys for newbie

    Do turkeys return to a central place to roost or will they roost wherever is the most convenient? I have a lightly wooded area that I could fence in and it would be plenty of room for them. Probably close to an acre of land. I may let them share the area with another animal that I want to...
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    Best Heritage Turkeys for newbie

    I will add that I do have the space that I can let them free range. There's probably less issue with predation with turkeys compared to chickens but, there is that risk still. Would it be better to keep them penned in until a certain age in order to keep them nesting in the coop? I really...
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    Best Heritage Turkeys for newbie

    This is an interesting topic of conversation. I have a 6'x10' hoop coop that I built and wanted to put some turkeys in it, as well. However, I intend on using a 164' poultry netting to give them some foraging area. I probably won't get to move it too much but, they'll have the space outside...
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    Buying Quail

    Depending on the age of the birds, $6 could be a reasonable price. If they're 8 weeks old and about to begin laying that's not too bad. If they're new hatches, not so good.
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    Look up the No-Crow rooster collars and it may help you being able to keep them. It sounds like you like these boys and if they don't crow, there shouldn't be any problems.
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    Help!

    Sure do https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ICQZVVG/?tag=backy-20
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    Turning eggs while storing them before incubating

    I did exactly that with mine. At the time, I kept them in egg cartons and just propped an end up and alternated ends every few hours.
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    New scald tank!

    I raised 100 Cornish Cross chickens this past summer. Looking to double that this year. I use 2 x 55 gallon drums with ice and water to let them rest for about 2 days after processing. This accomplishes 2 things for me. 1, they are well through rigor in that time and 2, the water forces out...
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    Help!

    Typically, they'll hatch within 24-36 hours from the first. However, there's reports that some eggs will hatch as late as day 23 - 25. When my eggs are supposed to hatch on a Friday, I leave the non-hatched eggs in the incubator until Sunday evening. If an egg hatches on Sunday, I leave them...
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    NY chicken lover!!!!

    I'm not that far away but, I just don't find myself in the Rochester area often enough to warrant coming to get them. It's about a hour drive for me. I incubate and hatch eggs if you need some, though. Will be hatching quail and Lavender Orpingtons in the Spring.
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    Cornish Broiler

    Well said. I do the same except, I raise more for my family and extras to sell to supplement the amount to raise my own. In the end, I don't pay anything for mine except for time. Which isn't much. About 15 minutes every morning and 1 grueling day to process.
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    Is 6 Weeks to early to harvest cornish cross chickens?

    You should have kept some of the gizzards and entrails of the birds you processed and put a plate in the coop as bait with the trail cam pointed at it. That way, you'll know exactly where to point the cam and you'll figure out the culprit.
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    What Quail Breed Should I hatch?

    If you are looking at raising any sort of native bird to the US, most require special permits from your state. However, most people who raise quail for consumption will raise a coturnix quail. They're a domesticated breed that will grow larger than a native breed that's usually hunted and...
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    Muscovy dux for meat thread

    Do muscovies have much meat other than the breast? I've seen lots of duck hunting videos and usually, ducks don't have much or any meat on their legs and wings.
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