Looking for baby quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BigAnt17566, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. BigAnt17566

    BigAnt17566 Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to start raising some quail. I don't want to start with eggs if possible. Not sure where I can get them. Also what brand of starter does everyone use?
     
  2. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been using Purina Startena for my quail.

    Too bad you don't live in WA - I have about 30 jumbo brown and golden chicks hatched this last Saturday I could sell..........
     
  3. BigAnt17566

    BigAnt17566 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Are they hard to hatch?
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Monarc is about five hours, and I'm 2 hours and 49 minutes, lol. But, check your local craigslist, or check out Pennswoods.net
     
  5. bkvail

    bkvail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have never hatched anything before getting quail eggs. My first hatch was 19/40 and second hatch was 52/120 in a Little Giant still-air incubator. I know I could up those numbers if I added auto turner and forced air to the incubator so I didn't have to open it as much. I had a LOT of babies that were fully grown in the shells that just didn't make it out. My humidity might have gotten too high though. But, I'm happy with the 40-some that have survived from the second hatch and I plan to keep all of them until butchering size and have a big BBQ [​IMG]
     
  6. BigAnt17566

    BigAnt17566 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I've hatched chickens last year 12 out of 20 eggs i don't have a auto turner so I only turn twice aday because of my work! I think i'm going to try and get a new bator with a turner if I can afford it
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:5 hours!?!?!?! [​IMG] I thought you weren't that far from me woahhhhh crazieee!!! No wonder everytime i offer chicks to you you turn me down HAHAHAHAHAHA I had NO idea you were that far away from me, or in other words that i was that far from you. i assumed you were near Sam! LOL!
     
  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. You and I are like 2 or 2.5 hours away, if I remember correctly, but BigAnt is kind of "cock-eyed" from both of us.
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many are you looking for? Are you wanting to start with full sized or just chicks?


    How are the 12 of 20 doing, [​IMG]
     

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