New To BYC + Questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CuteAsAButton, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. CuteAsAButton

    CuteAsAButton Just Hatched

    Feb 25, 2017
    Winston Salem, NC
    Howdy! I'm a new member to BYC and I have a few questions. I'm new to the whole poultry thing and I was wondering if I could get some tips? I'm interested in raising quail (button quail, to be exact!) and I need a few pointers in the right direction.

    I'm getting some button quail eggs on Friday, and I'm wondering if I should get a different incubator? My current one is a Hovabator but I don't know if it's my best option. Any suggestions?

    Also, any recommendations for food brands?

    Thank you! ^^
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I'd suggest asking your questions on the Quail forum - as members there will be best placed to advise you.

    Best wishes
  3. CuteAsAButton

    CuteAsAButton Just Hatched

    Feb 25, 2017
    Winston Salem, NC
    Oh thanks! I'll be sure to ask there, then. :p
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Quail look like fun, interesting little birds to raise but I've only had chickens. CTKen gave you the best link to find an answer to your question. Best wishes for a great hatch!
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under CuteAsAButton [​IMG] Welcome!

    Great username! Good luck with the hatch.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  6. CuteAsAButton

    CuteAsAButton Just Hatched

    Feb 25, 2017
    Winston Salem, NC
    Aw, thanks y'all for all the warm welcomes! I'm hopin' to make something of myself on this site, sharing bird wisdom and stuff. :p
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. "Cute as a button," is a term I use often. Sorry I don't know about button quail, but, the folks on the "Quail thread," do. Just put that in the search box and it will pop up for you.
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best of luck to you and your quail! [​IMG]

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