Sorry I won't be much help to you I don't raise Chickens, only quail.
BYC has a lot of info and pictures of coops on here maybe you'll find something you like. Hopefully someone else can help and are more knowledgeable about chickens.
What does everyone do with the eggs that don't hatch? do you cook the infertile ones and crush them feeding them back to the birds, do you feed them to the dog/cat or does everyone just toss them in the garbage or compose?
I feel like not feeding them to an animal is a kind of a waste but I...
Yes, they can use the chicken nipples from day one. I use both the jar water with quail lid and nipple the 1st couple days until I see them using the nipple but they seem to take to it right away. I have used the rabbit bottle when they are older.
Yay! more Iowa quail people.
I would like some Bobwhite's someday. I love their looks and call. How do you keep them during breeding season 1:1?
I hope your chicken will do a great job hatching and raising them.
Thank you, greatly appreciated. I was so confused since the parents cage had all the different colors.
Yay, all the lighter ones seem to have spots on their breast so hopefully the eggs will be coming soon and I didn't hatch him out all males.
I think I worded the first post wrong. I was wondering if the ones that are lighter colored in the photo, not the tuxedo, could be feathered sexed? I know the one that looks like a tux can't be but the other 3 look light to be mostly of the Italian color? I don't know the genetics of the...
the parents are a mix of Tibetan. Italian. Tuxedo and A.M can you feather sex them? They are 8 weeks old. No crowing or egg laying yet. The pics aren't the greatest, but I was wondering if the black specks on Breast of these mixed birds Would determine female or lack of be male if they are...