hi all

Discussion in 'Quail' started by htownfarmer, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. htownfarmer

    htownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    i am getting 15 JMF jumbos next week.
    i have built an incubator and brooder with stuff out of my garage.
    i will convert 36x30x18 inch rabbit cage to house them in.
    rabbits are a PITA.
    i have possums around the house, i do not think they will kill my quail, unless they go panic mode on me.
    looking to at least get one roo and 4/5 hens.
    i have automatic nipple water system
    i have been lurking around this site for months.
    thanks to all that have asked questions and to the responders.

    happy quailin. [​IMG]

    tim in texas
     
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  2. marksouth

    marksouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck Jim!
     
  3. beakmaster

    beakmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the neighborhood Jim.
     
  4. htownfarmer

    htownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    who the heck is jim [​IMG]

    i am tim
     
  5. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI, possums WILL kill your quail. They are like any other wild animal, and are "opportunity eaters"... if the opportunity presents itself, they will eat what's available. I also agree with your statement, but I spell it "PETA" (People Eaty Tasty Animals) [​IMG] . yeah, I know what you meant. Also, good luck with your ratio... my first hatch of 15 eggs (from a breeder which will remain un-named) I ended up with 2 males, ZERO hens. My most recent hatch from JMF, I ended up with 22 hens and 8 roos. I will never get any eggs unless they are from JMF. Period.
    James.
     
  6. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the quail forums! We're happy to help with anything you could possible ask us (that's quail related) [​IMG]
     
  7. beakmaster

    beakmaster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my bad tim.
     
  8. htownfarmer

    htownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    well i have 8 cot chicks out of the 15 i paid for.
    i had 10 that hatched but 2 did not make it.
    i kinda surprised myself, i think the results are good, for a first timer.

    i will get another batch probably in about 3 weeks.
    all look healthy, eating, drinking, and pooping.

    my fan in my incubator went out towards the end of lockdown.
    i think i will try incubating with no fan, next time.

    i turned by hand with eggs in a egg shipping medium.
    and not always on time.

    for those that are thinking about incubating, just do it.

    if i can anyone can.

    tim
     
  9. htownfarmer

    htownfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    i hatched my second batch of JMF quail eggs - 85% hatch rate - i have 16 quail at this time.

    from my first batch i only have a hen and a rooster. my hen has not laid any eggs.
    i keep my hen and rooster in separate cages.

    my questions is should i process this hen and roo and just go with the new hatch?
    they hatched on November 1.

    they are both fine specimens of a quail, good breeding stock IMHO.
    thanks JMF.

    happy quailing
    htownfarmer
     
  10. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your hen has not laid an egg... it's time to introduce the kitchen sizzors to her neck.
    James
     

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