New to quail

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chip76, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:04 AM.

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  1. Chip76

    Chip76 In the Brooder

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    Hello!

    A few months ago I rescued some eggs from an abandoned quail nest by my house in Sun City, Arizona. Ten days later, seven adorable baby gambel quail hatched. Little did I know the life changing decision I had made that day.

    Having had no experience with birds, animals, or babies of any kind, I have had a lot of questions and learned quite a bit along the way. The postings on this site have helped most of all, so I decided to join.

    Thank you all for all the helpful information. It is quite an adventure raising these beautiful birds!
     
  2. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! I'm in Az. too! Good luck with your quail! Do you still have them?
     
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Congrats on the successful rescue/hatch!!! Well done! Happy to hear that you found helpful info here :thumbsup
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    :welcome

    Adorable little one in your avatar. How are the quail doing now, hope you're enjoying them!
     
  7. Chip76

    Chip76 In the Brooder

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    Thank you for all the greetings! The quail are doing great!

    That's my sweet Pedro in the avatar. She has become my permanent companion. Due to health problems since she was born, she has always been much smaller than the others and I've had to keep her separate, so we became pals.

    The others turned out to be males. They get along great most of the time. I released them at my parent`s house in Sun City West last week, but they are hanging around their yard so my mom puts them in their pen at night (for protection- and they feel safe there). She also keeps food and water out for them. I'm hoping that will be a good transition for them. There are lots of quail around out there, but right now they are not friendly toward my boys. I hope when winter comes they will be able to join a covey and go enjoy their lives.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Congratulations on your very successful hatch. Pedro sounds/looks adorable. Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens.:frow
     
  9. Chip76

    Chip76 In the Brooder

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    Yes, I have enjoyed them very much!! They have been nonstop entertainment since the moment they hatched!!
     
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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