French frogs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds great. I need to get some pepperoni going. We sampled a couple of links of sausage for lunch.

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    Chilling before packaging

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    A couple for lunch

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    Picnic ham in the smoker. I put it in to cure on December 19th. I was going to smoke it when I got home, but it's gonna be cold. Just hope it finishes before I have to leave in the morning.
     
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  2. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i have this quail chick that isnt feathering properly :/ ive been watching it and idk whats wrong with it. Hatched these guys 12 days ago now. I dont *THINK* its a protien defficency because the quail chicks are all on a 27% starter :/ idk wth yall, could it have to do with the parent stock, the poisoning of the eggs or maybe genetics? check it out:

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    :)fl) HIS ;) siblings all look normal and slightly larger

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    But u see how the first chicks feathers are still encased, growing, but twisted? :(
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Is it lighter than the others too? It may be a form of failing to thrive...
     
  4. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My scale is broken i cant get exacts :( but hes deff slightly smaller. Your saying like hes not preening? Maybe ill try some enrichment. Should i seperate him and a buddy to give him better access to feed n water, or will that stress him? These quail are very high strung, i look forward to getting back to chicks.
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Wasn't specifying preening, but they tend to not do it when not thriving either... weight wise, sounds like that... personally, I would think of culling since those tend to never catch up and end up smaller in the long run... but if you want to try, I wouldn't separate, just give it some straight shots of nutridrench as extra boost...
     
  6. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, i can do that!

    Im thinkn if i jus wait til im proccessing the males, itll go n the pot, a planned cull for sure, even if it turns out the be a She, its obviously not breeding stock.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Good plan! :)
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Turk!! Sorry about the one baby. That's odd. I think yall have come up with a good plan, but wondered if you checked the quail threads. I can think of wonderful folks for all our different sweet burbs, except the quail. Who are the quail gurus?
     
  9. mixedUPturk

    mixedUPturk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I saw where another person had this problem pictured in the quail thread but they never responded witht the type of feed that they used.

    I thought about starting a thread there and i guess i still can. Whatdo u think? Im semi concerned its genetic, i was warned about A&M whites having a problematic double reccessive gene when i got my first.
     
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  10. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Caught Johnny mid song
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