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My first Quail Hatch!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Joaov87, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Joaov87

    Joaov87 Out Of The Brooder

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    So i've been lurking on BYC for awhile now and I would like to say thanks to everybody for sharing their experiences and maybe I'll curse you guys later because I am getting my first quail eggs on Monday and am going to start the countdown on tuesday. I built an incubator. So i was just writting to maybe share my experiences and maybe see if any problem arises you guys can help.

    I believe I may have gotten addicted just by reading threads because I am already starting plans on a cabinet incubator much like the ones on BYC for future egg hatches. So wish me luck and thanks everybody for the "quail bug"
     
  2. QuailGuy88

    QuailGuy88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Haha, that what this site does to you...it gets you addicted!! ;) I got addicted to chickens after looking around on this site, I used to have quails (hence my name) but I decided to switch to chickens.
    Good luck on your first hatch and welcome to BYC!
     
  3. Joaov87

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    Thank you! I would like to raise some chickens too but where I live right now it's not viable and I always wanted to raise quail. I've been raising homing pigeons with my dad since I was 5. I just really like all birds so this site just feeds the addiction
     
  4. HereInOz

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    [​IMG] It was a "hatching bug" that bit me while lurking on this site a couple of years back. [​IMG] Started off with A&M white coturnix quail...then hatched 3 batches of Orpington chickens...still hatching quail, only now I'm raising the Jumbo Brown coturnix. Good luck with your hatch and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Joaov87

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    Thank you!
     
  6. Joaov87

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    Just got my eggs... now waiting until later to put them in the bator... Why am I so nervous?? LOL... If its meant to be, its meant to be... lol
     
  7. HereInOz

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    I think that's part of what makes this soooo addicting! Even after hatching for a couple of years, I still get nervous with each batch. Just wait till "lockdown"...it gets very hard to sleep knowing they could hatch at any time![​IMG]
     
  8. shannondee12

    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have quail hatching today. Ducks in 2 weeks, Turkeys are being set tomorrow. Being addicted is an understatement. lol
     
  9. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Joaov,
    Welcome to the Quail Forum on BYC. If you do curse us, don't do it here as it will cause you to receive an infraction.

    One thing I would like to point out to you (and if you've been lurking for a while, you may already know) that there is a great advanced search feature near the top of the page (next to the regular search). With the regular search, its a wide seach, and will give you info on everything from chickens to parakeets, but on the Advanced search, you can narrow your seach to specific members / topics / or forums. One thing I have learned while I was lurking was that if I had a question about something specific, 9 chances out of 10, somebody else has also asked the same thing and another member answered it. Just as an example, I went to the regular seach and typed in, "what do I do now" and had 800,000+ possible answers, then went to the advanced seach and typed in the same question but clicked on quail forum, and received 12,000+ possible answers, so it narrowed it down and I didn't have to go through all the other posts to find the answer to "what do I do now".
    I hope this helps you
    James
     
  10. Joaov87

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    Thanks so much everybody for the comments and words of encouragement...

    As if the nerves werent enough I now had the luck of a power outage in my part of town.. I quickly rushed my bator to a family member's house but I dont know. This really sucks...

    Note to self, next homemade incubator must feature a solar panel or at least a backup battery
     

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