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  1. tacothechicken

    Quail skinned by coopers!

    @Little Chickadee thanks 😞 unfortunately I'm very familiar with the coopers, as I used to own racing pigeons. This new loft has 8 pigeons and 3 quail as of this morning. I'm using 1 inch square on the aviary which is smaller than my previous loft where I never had in loft casualties, I think it...
  2. tacothechicken

    Blood in coop! Please help!!

    Usually when I see blood in poop it's coccidia. Treat their water with corid to be sure and it should go away after a bit👍
  3. tacothechicken

    Quail skinned by coopers!

    ...how does one break a quails neck by chance?🙁
  4. tacothechicken

    Quail skinned by coopers!

    I have antibiotics and blood stop on hand. I only have 3 of my original 5 left and ones a roo so I'd prefer she survives since no is selling quail around me currently and I don't want to do a hatch. She seems shook and in pain but it is a survivable wound if I can get the bleeding to stop😬 I'm...
  5. tacothechicken

    Quail skinned by coopers!

    @Nabiki nothing keeps ours away, we have too many squirrels to count along with rats and songbirds, toads etc. He still goes for the quail and pigeons 🤷. And that's with mockingbirds, owls, big dogs, and a cat and noisy roosters to dissuade them😞
  6. tacothechicken

    Quail skinned by coopers!

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    Quail skinned by coopers!

    Trying to catch her🤦
  8. tacothechicken

    Quail skinned by coopers!

    So my birds have been in the aviary for around 2 months now and as I ran to the store for last minute groceries the cooper decided to get quail for Thanksgiving! My cortunix hen Goose was napping along the fence and I believe it got ahold of her somehow and skinned her stomach entirely like it...
  9. tacothechicken

    Racer/homing pigeon cull discussion

    Hi guys I wanted to start a thread and see if it could give any more insight to others on culling of birds in a racing flock. I myself have never culled and have had no reason to but I'm curious how often others cull birds and for what reasons/causes. Alot of people in my bird groups on fb tend...
  10. tacothechicken

    Legs to support a 6x4x5 coop?

    Flooding standard for our yard ☹️
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    Legs to support a 6x4x5 coop?

    @Mamatomany123 on concrete blocks where we are in texas everything floods...unless you want to pay for a million dollar property you can either risk flooding or get a house that doesn't flood but a yard that does. We're in a area most resistant to flooding and still get 6 inches in 3 days easy...
  12. tacothechicken

    Coop design needed for the Middle East persecuted & poor

    This seems a little difficult to do with chickens, have you considered meat pigeons? Giant runts, king pigeons etc can all be kept in a set up suitable to what you want and will excersize themselves as long as they have a wide enough loft to flap their wings. Quail can also be kept in stacked...
  13. tacothechicken

    Amateur 20-something Carpenter/Chicken-Lady Builds Upcycled Coop that Keeps Growing :)

    How did you do the frame for your coop out of curiosity? Were about to do a 6x4 and trying to decide if lengthwise or hieght wise is better
  14. tacothechicken

    Legs to support a 6x4x5 coop?

    Hey guys I'm starting on the adult coop for our silkies as they are currently in our old duck coop. I need it 20" off the ground so the birds can shelter under it and to stay above flood water here in Texas. Are pine 2x4s suitable or will I need to do full 4x4s to get proper support? It's being...
  15. tacothechicken

    Quail trapped for days! recovery?

    Unfortunately she gave out sometime early morning, she had been eating and drinking a bit as late as 11:40pm and was pooping although not substantially, I can only assume something quit working in the days whithout and failed on her upon startup post reacue ☹️ I have been considering getting...
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    Quail trapped for days! recovery?

    Also if she does recover after a few days will the rest of the quail have an issue when she goes back in with them? They all grew up together and there's only 4 but Idk if they're as shrewd as chickens are in that area.
  17. tacothechicken

    Quail trapped for days! recovery?

    Thanks guys I had nutri drench and rooster booster and threw in some calcium dust. I got some liquid in her and she took a wax worm(for my toad) and ate it although it took her a few tries. She's snuggled her self up after I dipped her beak a few more times and talked her into a couple bites of...
  18. tacothechicken

    Quail trapped for days! recovery?

    Hey guys so we went out of town for the weekend and left the quail and pigeons to their lonesome with feed and water for the time we were gone. Well somehow our youngest quail hen Tiny managed to end up behind a nest box for the pigeons for what I assume was the entire time we were gone based on...
  19. tacothechicken

    Cross beak silkie worsening

    Ok guys so we have 6 silkie chicks and one was showing sings of cross beak by week one now they're over 4 weeks and the last Week it's worsend considerably. I'm worrying about the baby eating as the beak length is normal on both ends but crossed so she can't properly open it as much as she...
  20. tacothechicken

    Bathing Silkies

    Yup I agree I've had cochins and polish and now silkies, bathing in very mild bathwater temp like you might a dog whithout soap unless parasites are involved, in which case make a thick line of suds about the neck so bugs can't climb upwards, and then suds the whole bird and finish with a blow-dry.
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