Hi! New here but not to raising animals

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Crazy QuailLady, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Crazy QuailLady

    Crazy QuailLady Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I'm the Crazy QuailLady (Kathy Sacksteder). I've been involved with animal husbandry since I was a kid (many years ago). My brother and I raised chickens, ducks, geese, pigeons, and rabbits back in 4H, and later, I raised pharoah quail, button quail, guinea fowl, injured doves, a flicker, starlings, squirrels, wild rabbits, turtles, lizards, amphibians, fish, etc. I grew up walking distance from a nature center and raised and rehabbed wildlife for many years. I'm retired now, and to give myself something to do, I'm getting quail hatching eggs and incubating and raising them. I just adore them. I have coturnix, button, bobwhites, California valley quail, and possibly blue scale, gambel's, and mountain quail. I'm getting some red chukar eggs tomorrow, so I'm scouring the net to get as much info about them as I can find. The research is half the fun of incubating and raising these guys. I have help with the incubation. My dog, Jess (a golden retriever/lab mix) often hears the new hatchlings in the incubators before I do, and lets me know by being laser focused on the incubators and not being able to be distracted, and often goes to the incubator to try to sniff and see what's making the noise in them. Between my cats hopping up to watch the chicks and the dog bouncing up to get a look and sniff, these guys are turning out to be bomb-proof (not easily startled) They still don't like things moving above them, but that makes sense, since predators often come from above in the wild. I'm starting to babble, so I'll wrap this up. I'm looking forward to making some friends here, and I hope you're all having a good day.
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and Welcome
     
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Crazy QuailLady [​IMG] Welcome!

    You might want to check out the Quail Forum and post any questions you have there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Kathy, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Wavechickens

    Wavechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Kathy even though I don't believe you are crazy at all. You just love what you have and what you do. The best reason to join BYC. Glad to have you here [​IMG]
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Hi Kathy, great to have you here! Your animal experiences will be helpful to those members just starting out. Your dog Jess sounds like a great help!
     
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  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to the big, happy BYC family! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home. I hope you will enjoy it here as much as I have! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
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  9. MissNutmeg

    MissNutmeg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hi, Kathy, and welcome to BYC -- so glad you've joined us!
     
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