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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.
Why thank you.
Just got myself a still air hovabator as a hatcher! Rushed the shipping so it gets here tomorrow. Now my quail eggs can move into a hatcher and I don't have to juggle all my eggs into one incubator, which is lovely, because my Cayugas got here and everyone fits perfectly with no air sack jenga going on. The muscovies, pekins, and 12 other ducks eggs, not to mention my mothers's quail eggs we're picking up tomorrow probably would have some difficulties all stacking in there.
They go in the coop themselves at night During the day they free range with the chickens.
Did you have to coop train them like the chickens? How far will they free range?
Woohoo! Let us know how it goes!
LOL! Yeah, right!
Guineas have to be trained to a coop for six weeks before they'll reliably come back. I locked my first bunch up in my new coop as I was building it. Then when I let them out they followed all the chickens right into the old coop and stayed in there Once I moved all the chickens to the new coop they moved back in there with them.
Then I lost all my originals except one, so I let my buff orp hatch some guinea eggs and since they were raised right in the coop by her, I didn't have to do any coop training.
As for free ranging, they mostly stick right with the chickens. They don't go far. They can fly though. Here's a shot of some of them up in a tree.