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  1. katie_94

    Besides fake eggs and golf balls, what else have you used that worked to prevent a nesting box war?

    I'm trying to deter my girls from favoring one nesting box and I've read that this can be prevented using fake/ceramic eggs or golf balls but I have neither! If I don't have to buy some, what else can be used that is just as effective? That's if I have it readily available lol. If I don't, I'd...
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    Is it possible to deter the egg song during early hours?

    First time chicken owner and our girls have started laying since 12/12 and boy are they loud! Especially our salmon faverolle. Personally, I don't mind it but my dad does sometimes and I'm scared our neighbors will eventually (idk if they know for sure we have them in the first place). We're not...
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    Is lemon grass safe for quails and/or chickens?

    We have lemon grass that has dried up/died from the weather and I'm wondering if it's safe to use around quails and/or chickens in terms of bedding? The quails tend to kick their pine shavings out of their ground coop's entrances and I used to use leftover hay as a barrier to prevent that (and...
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    Crop issue? Quail spit up water, lethargic, and dropped wings

    While in the quail run, I noticed one of the female quails had dropped wings and was closing her eyes a lot and walking very slowly. I gently picked her up and she spat out/threw up water which I could assume at first she had a little hiccup with her crop. I also saw her poop but it was white...
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    Finally have eggs! Breed of chickens and who laid what?

    I have 8 chickens in which 4 are 5-6 months old and the rest are 4 months old. I'm pretty sure the younger 4 are easter eggers but I'm a bit confused as to what the 4 older ones are especially after I found some eggs this week. My mom got them all randomly from TS a month or so apart. In the...
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    Should I be worried about my chicken's beak?

    First time chicken owner. This girl here is 5 months old and I don't spend a lot of time with them bc of work and school but while giving them treats I noticed something odd about her beak. She eats/drinks/scavenges just fine. As far as I've witnessed, there's never been fighting or aggression...
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    Coturnix quail and the Florida winter

    Hi fellow Floridians, Winter is here and temperatures are dropping. I live on the east coast towards the north near St. Augustine. I'm a first-time quail parent and have coturnix quails of mixed ages (older ones are 3 and 4-5 months old) which I'll be introducing them eventually to our new...
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    What to feed quails of mixed ages, sexes and laying? Tractor Supply ed.

    We have coturnix quails. We'll be introducing the new quails to our outdoor run/coop as soon as they're old enough (right now they're 5 weeks old) and since they'll eventually be sharing the same food with the older quails, I'm wondering what they can ALL eat? The only feed store near me is...
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    Using the Nurture Right 360 but with only a few quail eggs

    My coturnix quails are barely laying now so I don't have enough to fill the incubator without risking viability by waiting to have enough. I have a tray that was 3D printed to fit quail eggs which it fits 40 or more I can't remember exactly. I have 10 eggs that are about 6-7 days old now. Does...
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    Sunlight?

    Obviously this time of year there will be less daylight and in FL we may have more sunlight but it's less around this time regardless. My question is: What counts as sunlight for the quails? I've read on here that quails need about 14 hours of sunlight each day to keep producing eggs...
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    How do you offer oyster shells to quail?

    We have 11 coturnix quails that all live together: 2 boys, the rest females. The 2 boys and 1 girl are our first quails and could be 4-5 months old. We got 8 more after who might be 14 weeks old. My parents feed them Purina 30% Protein Starter Gamebird and Turkey Feed and don't want to buy...
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    Adult quail somewhat paralyzed except for head

    Disclosure: first time taking care of quails Hi again. Yesterday night I went into the adult quail enclosure to collect eggs and I noticed one adult female on her side near the water cups. I picked her up with no resistance from her so I knew something was wrong. Today, her wing she was laying...
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    Help! Can't identify what's wrong with my quail chick

    Yesterday, I helped this little one out of its shell after I noticed it was stuck in there for 10+ hours. It looked weak and fumbled around a bit and its toes were curled and legs look splayed at times. I followed some of your advice and left it alone overnight to check its condition the next...
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    Help! Quail was stuck in egg for 10+ hours so I helped it out and now I'm worried.

    Disclaimer: this is my first time raising and hatching quails. Last night around 7-8 pm (day 17 of lockdown), one of our eggs in the incubator was zipping and I could see its beak. I then went to bed believing it would get itself out eventually. Fast forward to 1pm the next day, I noticed it...
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