3rd batch of Coturnix hatching today

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, May 7, 2009.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Ok the votes are in, we are certified over run with quail. Our 3rd setting of 96 quail eggs are doing the "popcorn dance". I was supposed to stop turning yesterday but forgot [​IMG] This morning about 20 had hatched and were running around the egg tray. That puts the first batch at about 10 weeks old, the 2nd about 7 weeks old. Here a quail.... there a quail....everywhere a quail!!!!!


    Steve in NC
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    well steve,

    you do KNOW we like PICTURES right???? [​IMG]

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    Congrats [​IMG]
     
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I'll get some tonight, they should all be out by then. We have to play musical brooders tonight. The 2nd batch of quail have to go to the the biggest inside brooder, the pheasants get the boot to the medium sized one, and the new batch gets the "baby brooder". And then no more quail hatching until fall! [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:ugh that's not music to my ears!!! Not hatching quail till fall how dare you!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I love seeing what's going on at your place it's a lot of fun. [​IMG] I don't know if customers are allowed to visit your birds but if they did I wish I lived closer they'd be neat to see and photograph [​IMG]


    btw it's thanks to YOU two that im a converted turkey person. When I first joined here i still didn't like them much because of the trio my parents owned when I was a kiddo that were mean... and now I just love them, and am getting spoiled with their eggs from wonderful people...I can't complain and can't wait for my tro of nargies to come out!!!! Then I'm getting bourbons eventaully from a swap, and then some crosses I just found out about today... I'm on cloud nine. [​IMG] yep, everyone loves a turkey for sure, I do and mine arent even hatched yet [​IMG]

    My evil ways as a coturnix converter
    and your guys evil way as a turkey converter....
    theres a lot of converters on here.... and im getting hooked into MANY of their evil ways [​IMG]
     
  5. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Quote:oooooooooooohhhhhhhh paaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Not hatching quail till fall how dare you!!!

    well, just a rough guess but we hatched well over 200 and about 95% are freezer bound. We don't want to get tooooo fat eating quail. [​IMG]

    I don't know if customers are allowed to visit your birds but if they did I wish I lived closer they'd be neat to see and photograph

    Yes we do have visits, there are a couple BYC'ers that live close have been out to the see. You just need to plan a vacation trip to the outer banks of NC, we are right on the way. The beach, good fishing and turkeys what more could anybody ask for on a vacation? [​IMG] As long as you don't call me a traitor... it's a short 8 hour drive from our place to Windber, PA. where I was born and raised.

    You can never have enough turkeys, our season is starting to wind down here now. [​IMG] The Palms and Hollands are mostly broody, and the rest probably aren't far behind.

    Plus we have some Emerald Spaulding peafowl eggs coming this month and I'm trying to figure out a way to talk Sharon into letting me get a couple chicks just in case the eggs don't hatch well. I wonder if "honey... it was only a couple hundred dollars" will keep me from sleeping with the turkeys again????? [​IMG]

    Steve​
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:well, just a rough guess but we hatched well over 200 and about 95% are freezer bound. We don't want to get tooooo fat eating quail. [​IMG]

    I don't know if customers are allowed to visit your birds but if they did I wish I lived closer they'd be neat to see and photograph

    Yes we do have visits, there are a couple BYC'ers that live close have been out to the see. You just need to plan a vacation trip to the outer banks of NC, we are right on the way. The beach, good fishing and turkeys what more could anybody ask for on a vacation? [​IMG] As long as you don't call me a traitor... it's a short 8 hour drive from our place to Windber, PA. where I was born and raised.

    You can never have enough turkeys, our season is starting to wind down here now. [​IMG] The Palms and Hollands are mostly broody, and the rest probably aren't far behind.

    Plus we have some Emerald Spaulding peafowl eggs coming this month and I'm trying to figure out a way to talk Sharon into letting me get a couple chicks just in case the eggs don't hatch well. I wonder if "honey... it was only a couple hundred dollars" will keep me from sleeping with the turkeys again????? [​IMG]

    Steve​

    [​IMG] about teh peafowl! you need them you DO! Cuz we need to drool over them [​IMG]

    As for calling you a traitor NEVER, hubby and I have our hearts in NC...we just haven't had a chance to move down there if work ever had hubby a chance to live in NC we'd BE THERE IN LESS THAN A HEART BEAT!!!! So if you're a traitor we are too [​IMG]

    Fat off of quail? Nahh neverrrrrr [​IMG] I really need to have a pen just for meat quail, but my genetic addiction is so strong even if I DID get another pen just for that, it would end up holding color birds i wouldnt want to cull.... [​IMG] it's just too stronggg... [​IMG]
     
  8. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a question, if youre quail are 10 and 7 weeks old they shoudnt need a brooder anymore should they , mine are just over 2 weeks old and I dont have a heat lamp on them anymore they are in my room keeped at about 70 F with a blanket over half to keep out drafts and they do fine they dont seem cold at all so older wouldnt even need that I would think ??????? [​IMG]
     
  9. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:We still call them "brooders" with or without a heat lamp. The oldest batch has been outside in the barn for a couple weeks now. We have a system where they go from box to box. Each one is bigger than the one before it. It's set up mostly for raising turkeys but it works for all the birds we raise.

    Steve
     
  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    ahhhhh I get it sorry about that I was just curious [​IMG]
     

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