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First timers, raising chickens in Mexico

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by djToxicRainbow, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. djToxicRainbow

    djToxicRainbow New Egg

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    Hello everyone! My mom told me about this site after I let her know that I bought 5 Quail and 7 chicks. I recently lost my job, so I wanted to have a hobby to keep me busy, and these little birdies have been a great answer to that!

    My boyfriend and I are raising them to eat (the Quail's eggs, and the poultry as meat) but since laws are more relaxed down here in Mexico we also have the option to sell the eggs or chickens to local stores when the time is right.

    I've included photos of the little guys and gals. They're in a much better (and safer) location than many chickens we see roaming the streets down here.

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    New little babies... One died yesterday, we are guessing from the cold [​IMG]

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    A few of the Quail (or Codornices in Spanish)

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    Larger shot of their home

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    Safety first! This keeps my dog from bothering them. The Quails socialize with my dog, because he is extremely friendly and doesn't want to hurt anything. Mostly he sits and stares at them like this: [​IMG]

    Well, thats all for now. I'll keep everyone updated. I'm hoping to have a healthy and happy flock!

    -Dash and Enrique
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]


    I like your photos but you will need to put your Quail
    in to a cage or they will fly away [​IMG]
     
  3. djToxicRainbow

    djToxicRainbow New Egg

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    Thanks! Right, should have mentioned that we clipped their wings so that we could allow them to walk around on the patio and in larger areas. I hated doing it, but nobody got hurt, and now I can even let them out of the coop to explore the patio without worrying. My patio is enclosed with walls that are like 20 feet high on all sides [​IMG] <--- Still haven't had this problem though
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright sounds like you know what you are doing [​IMG]
     
  6. djToxicRainbow

    djToxicRainbow New Egg

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    Thanks to this site and helpful users like yourself, I think we have a good idea of how to take care of them!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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