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Hello from our quail covey!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by violamama, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. violamama

    violamama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm in Oregon.
    We just bought 11 Coturnix Quail and they're my first ag-type birds. We plan to have them out in a tractor coop in our yard & garden and for the eggs. This little flock is going to be very spoiled thanks to me lurking on the forums- so much great info here!

    Looking forward to asking lots of questions and reading more.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I'm glad that you have found this site useful and i hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    All the best
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    NFC has given you the best links - hope you find the information you are seeking Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  7. violamama

    violamama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all! Thanks to all the quail threads I obsessed over (and the ones linked here!), we've had a very easy first few days of bird husbandry. They are working out perfectly for us and we're stoked to start building the tractor next.

    Thanks again for all the welcoming- I really appreciate it!
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Great to hear things are going well...sounds like you're a natural at this!
     
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  9. tabinal

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    I also have quail as of last summer. We loved the eggs when hen eggs were so high and our chicks were too young to lay. I'm hoping to hatch out enough to have for meat this year. Watch the boys. They will try to kill each other if you have too many of them. I went to feed mine one day and every boy but one was missing the feathers on the back of his head. He got to stay with the ladies and the rest went to the Bachelor quarters.
     
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  10. violamama

    violamama Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello again. I hope it's okay to re-introduce ourselves as chicken owners.
    Don't worry, we have our quail fat and happy in our garage in a brooder next to their nearly finished coop. The chicks are upstairs in one of the bathroom tubs in a storage bin brooder. We wash carefully in between.

    We are total quail wussies and weren't able to cull the two too many Roos we had (I have a particularly sensitive 7 year old and felt no need to push him). Craigslist came to the rescue as somebody needed them for their covey of 10 females. Phew!

    The quail will be in our back woods and the chickens in a garden coop. They're about 200 feet apart.

    We're planning to try to join our local 4h after meeting some cute kids at an ag fair. We are interested in making some projects out of these birds. We are a little obsessed with them all. Chickens and quail are so different- even we as newbies see that.

    Thanks in advance for all the advice I'm sure we'll need. So far I've read the deep litter, 4h, coop design stickies and several newbie threads. Did you know even the farm stores are using these forums when they need answers? I asked about coryza at our local wilco and she showed me pictures from a thread I had read here. You are helping more than just newbies!

    So hello again, from our chickens and quail kept safely apart.
     

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