Greetings from a Quail enthusiast!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Deputy Dawg8jk, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Deputy Dawg8jk

    Deputy Dawg8jk New Egg

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    I am new to the bird raising community. Always on the hunt for helpful information which is what landed me here. I currently have 23 birds.(9 Bobwhites and 14 coturnix quail ) I bought them at 3 weeks of age and have been getting eggs from the coturnix for a couple of months now. No eggs yet from the bobwhites. The FedEx truck just dropped off my new incubator so now I am in for a new experience. Wish me luck!
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Congrats on all those quail!! I keep Bobwhites myself as well as chickens. Your Bobs will not be mature until they are well over 6 months of age. Generally they start to breed and lay the spring after they have hatched. So next spring they will be ready for breeding. You might get an egg or two in the late fall, but count on next year. Quail are seasonal layers as well.

    Stop by our Quail section to chat with other quail owners...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Enjoy your new birds and welcome to our flock!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I've never kept quail, but have always thought that they seemed like cute little birds! Good luck with yours.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Good luck with all of your quail! I've never raised any, but they seem like they'd be interesting little birds to keep. [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the hatches!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Keep us posted on that hatch![​IMG]
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The first year we moved here - we saw and heard Bobwhites in our yard, what a thrill that was for a former big city family. [​IMG]
     
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  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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