New at quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by HatchingFever, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    getting 8 on wednesday
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Nice,mine are always fun to have around,what kind?
     
  3. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I'm new at quail too. I am picking up mine tomorrow. One male and three females. We will be learning together. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    im getting countrix Sp? but its gonna be fun 2 male 6 female its gonna be fun
     
  5. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Oregon
    Coturnix can be fun! and addicting shhhhh...... You will enjoy them!
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Just wait till you get some eggs. I went crazy trying to hatch some of mine. Of course, about 99% failed. But we got two babies, and that was worth it [​IMG]
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Addicting, oh yes...I always have coturnix, cbbq (button quail) and Marans eggs in the bator...
     
  8. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have hatched plenty of quail. out of 150 eggs i got 137 and my brooder wasnt big enough so i had to build a huge brooder so now i hatch other peoples eggs for 1.00 per egg and when they hatch .50 per chick
     
  9. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:This business model intrigues me! I need an excuse for buying higher priced/capacity bators. Hope you don't mind a PM [​IMG]

    To the OP... Yes, coturnix are addictive!

    Given the proper diet, light, etc... 6 hens and 2 roos should give you around 6 eggs a day. Hatch 2 days of eggs, then it's 10-12 more, and so on, and so on.
     
  10. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    I've done chickens, but what kind of brooder do quail like/need? How much space? How long does it take to be ready to go outdoors?
     

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