New to raising Quail

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by priccabona, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. priccabona

    priccabona Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 20, 2015
    Hi there! I have read a WEALTH of information, from feeders/waterers, pens, incubating, hatching, raising plus a lot more.. I love this forum..My story is.. I have a 14 yr old grand daughter that lives with me. She is in FFA, she need to pick a project for the year. She thought about raising Chickens, but we really don't have the room, and have neighbors.. thought the noise/smell? might not work very well..She settled on Quail. We have a local person that just started raising them, so we got 6 girls (6 week old) from him, planning only on selling eggs.Then she decided she wanted to try her hand at hatching them. She got 2 boys from him and 2 more girls, now for a total of 2 boys and 8 girls. I ordered a Cheap 48 egg incubator off ebay, (should have reserched better). She has 34 eggs in the incubator now for 3 days. We will see what happens. She has hit a few bumps in the road, but things are getting better. If she gets any to hatch, that will be wonderful, if not, its a learning project.I have lots of questions, will be moving on the the question part of the forum, I know I will get all the answers I need, will be asking for myself and also for her! Thanks for taking the time to help newbies like us!!!
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but definitely post on our Quail section under the forum at the top of the page and take advantage of our quail experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry don't know about quail BUT, you can post on the "Quail thread," and experienced people will respond. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  5. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.

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