Greetings from WI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pyro01, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Pyro01

    Pyro01 In the Brooder

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    Hello all!

    I don't have chickens but I joined because I just acquired Cotournix Quail and I've found some of the quail threads too be quite useful. I also have a red tailed hawk which is one of the reasons I got the quail. The hawk eats about a half quail a day, and I figured it'd be cheaper to be able to buy quail locally when I need them instead of ordering them from RodentPro.

    Quail are pretty amusing to watch, and they are perfect for our property since the hawk is already taking up a portion of the backyard, and we can't have ranging chickens in the neighborhood. Looking forward to contributing.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. We've had members with all kinds of poultry, even emus and ostriches, but I think you're the first person I've seen post on here who has a hawk. I mentioned on an earlier post in Random Ramblings that I had a friend who used to have a Great Horned Owl. I'm sure the food your hawk eats is similar to what his owl ate. It was surprising how much that owl (it was a big one) could eat. If you find you are running short of quail, you could always breed rats or mice to take up the slack. Good luck with your hawk.
     
  3. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Songster

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    Welcome from the Ocean State!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  6. Pyro01

    Pyro01 In the Brooder

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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Great photos. Thanks for posting. Red Tailed Hawks are magnificent birds (as long as they're not anywhere near my chickens). :eek:)
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, I just love the art of Falconry! Of course, for me, it is more the keeping of the hawks. I got to hold a female Red-tailed Hawk once on my gloved wrist, and wow....talk about being in heaven!!! I think I carried that high around for days! LOL Love your avatar! Beautiful bird you have there!

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
     
  10. Pyro01

    Pyro01 In the Brooder

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    He's a funny hawk, likes to watch TV with us and look at the dog and cat, often when they pass by he'll turn his head upside down. I'm gonna miss him after I let him go next spring, but he was the perfect first bird to have. The quail are a lot of fun to have, they exhibit all the same behaviors the hawk does. Aside from the hunting that is.
     

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