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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. PeacefulWalls

    PeacefulWalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In case anyone missed the note in one of my earlier posts today or yesterday, we have LOTS of quail eggs! Chloe just steamed (hardboiled) 6 dozen and there's still another 3 dozen in the fridge. We collected 12 today. She decided to go ahead and make some as deviled eggs to take to Rabbit Club banquet tomorrow night and then make egg salad with the rest. Yummy! Again, if anyone wants to try fresh quail eggs and you live within driving distance of Goshen, please [​IMG] PM me so we can share the bounty! We also listed them on craigslist, but haven't had any contacts yet.
     
  2. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    Haha! I'm in the same position. Thankfully jchny2000 too a little over 4 dozen off my hands and the family I got the orp gigs from will be fertility testing a coupe dozen for me. After I know how they are developing ill be trying to sell them for hatching and eating eggs. I just collected 14 eggs today!
    Ohh no! Hopefully he will behave himself.
     
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  3. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. I've seen everyone posting about how hard it is to keep up, and they aren't kidding. Been busy at work at home and suddenly 200 posts behind!

    Whoever was asking about Solar/Electric fencing. I got all my stuff at www.premier1supplies.com but I will warn you, it isn't cheap. It was my major investment for the flock this year.

    We are planning on going to the fair tomorrow night. Will there still be birds there? I'll be disappointed if I missed them.

    Sally - you said your chickens won't use the nipple waterer? Do they have another source of water? All of my birds use my nipple waterer, but they stop using it if it rains, and they have mud puddles to drink out of instead. I bought a set of the little poultry cups to try, but haven't managed to find the time to set them up.

    Our egg layers are really ramping up now. We went from about a dozen eggs a week over the last couple of weeks, to a dozen eggs in the last two days. I think my polish just joined the layers. She was in the nest box with a really warm egg when I checked them. She looked kinda dazed, but now that I think on it, that's her normal look..... She even let me scratch her crest. I think laying it wore her out.

    Hope everyone has a good week, it's really busy for me right now, but I'll check in when I can.
     
  4. PeacefulWalls

    PeacefulWalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if you just got rid of a bunch of yours you need some more to restock your fridge. How many dozen should I put you down for?! [​IMG]
     
  5. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better than dropping them in a manila envelope, but not by much!

    John
     
  6. iamfivewire

    iamfivewire Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very Pretty Chicken
     
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  7. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    My Coop

    He seems pretty laid back. I think he'll do fine as long as he gets along with my 3 month old boy, Po. The only other cockerel I got this year has turned out to be a big jerk, so another calm boy is alright by me. :)

    (Plus, since I got 3 cockerels this year, I might have room for just a small batch of pullets next year... :D )
     
  8. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have show quality birds, you may want to quarantine them when you bring them home rather than risk getting your whole flock sick.

    John
     
  9. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    [​IMG] OH thats not cool! Are they going to replace them? If they don't I would sure hit him/her on the feedback!
    Or is it a private seller...
    Super excited, setting up the bator tonight with the quail rails. That will still leave me 3 regular rails for eggs. [​IMG]
    I think your eggs will make it here safe and sound!
    Thats the best method I have seen too, as long as the ends are open they hatch very well.
     
  10. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nipple waterers work very well. I use them for my birds. One of the secrets is to raise the bottom of the bucket to a height where the birds can walk under it without ducking. When they see the red plastic body of the nipple, they will peck at it, accidentally hitting the metal nipple and a few drops of water will come out. It doesn't take long for them to figure out that there's water to be had there. My birds learned this at the age of 2 weeks and have been using them ever since.

    If there is another water source available, they prefer that, so will drink from a bowl or standard waterer or puddle first, but the nipple water is always clean. The other gets cruddy fast.

    There is a good deal of spillage because for each drop they drink, 3 or 4 fall to the ground, so it can soak bedding.

    Nipples are cheap on ebay, something like 25 for $10. Installing them on the buckets is relatively easy. There are youtube videos showing how. Be sure to use buckets with wire handles. The plastic handles eventually crack and break. A 5-gallon bucket of water landing on a chicken will not do it much good.

    John
     
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