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    What's in your chicken first aid kit?

    Blu-kote and veterycin are at the ready for any minor injuries. I'm ill-prepared for anything major so it would be cull or vet time depending on severity if that ever happened.
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    Desperately Seeking Northern Bobwhite Quail Eggs

    Dunlap hatchery in Caldwell, Idaho has bob white. I believe they can ship too.
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    ISO Japanese / Cortunix Quail fertilized eggs or day old chicks Southern Idaho

    Thanks I actually ended up finding a local breeder on Craigslist! Imagine that :cool:
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    Speaking of sand, what kind of sand do you recommend to use for their grit/bathing needs? Just regular playsand?
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    Actually, maybe I can put the box of sand in this hutch extension for the cage I want???? Lol.
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    Yeah, I was already thinking about this being the reality LOL. Here is the cage I'm looking at. I like to have a front-gate so I don't have to reach in from the top every time and scare the bajeezus out of my chicks! Think it'll be enough to add "fling guards" to the back and side, leaving the...
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    That's actually super cool, thanks for sharing! I think I'll try the pellets to start though. I do plan on bringing in some dirt from outside while they are chicks so they build some immunity! I did that with my chickens and it worked perfect.
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    Great! I think I'll try this with a litter pan with sand for them and see how they like it. Also, I just noticed you're in Boise. So am I!!! Hi neighbor :D
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    Great idea! By stall pellets, do you mean like the basic wood pellets they sell marketed for horse stalls? I've used those for my chickens before.
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    I'd prefer not to put them on wire if I can help it, but I understand the mess concern. I'm really on the fence here. :/
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    I am concerned about the mess, because I suspect even though the sides are fairly high they will inevitably fling sand out as they bathe in it lol
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    Setting up for Japanese Quail in the house

    Hi Guys! I have chickens outside and now I want to have some Japanese quail in the house. The purpose would be for enjoyment and eggs! After much googling and consideration, I plan to get a large enclosure similar to a guinea pig or chinchilla cage for them, about 2'Hx2W'x7'L. It will have a...
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    Poorly chicken??

    Sounds like a crop issue, or respiratory. chickens cannot vomit so anything leaking from their beaks means their crop is sour and overflowing or it is discharge from a respiratory infection.
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    What is the weirdest thing your chickens have eaten?

    Came here to post this, I have some random bits of styrofoam in my back yard and the girls go NUTS over it. I cannot for the life of me understand why they love it so much. I hope it doesn't hurt them. :confused:
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    Most docile breed

    My barred rocks and buff orpington are buy far the most docile and friendly. They will literally run up to me and beg to be petted. My least friendly are my leg horns and black sex links.
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    Found a couple shell-less eggs under roosts

    Went to lock up my girls after dark and found two eggs completely shell-less. One had a compete membrane with whites inside, the other looked like it was just a yolk with a thin membrane around it. I harvested a full amount of eggs earlier that day, so these seem like extra? Also, they normally...
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    Hens

    Indeed they do! Mine love to roost as high as possible at night.
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    Are tomatoes OK?

    I give them tomatoes fresh from my garden on hot days especially! They LOVE them!
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    Gender checks! Thank you!

    All pullets. Nothing is screaming cockerel to me!
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