New To The Forum... Buttons, And Bobs And Gamble?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Little_Bigfoot, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    1
    101
    Feb 1, 2011
    Washington
    HELLO I am new to the site, i have (in the past when i was 5 to 7 years old) raised bobs, corts, mallards, and ringnecks. i am now 21 and just started with some Buttons due to the fact that my coop is still in the planning process, i have one pair a cinnamon female and a deep brown wild looking male, i currently have one hatchling at 4 days old and 16 due soon, i am enjoying buttons but i really want gambles has any one here had sucsess in the pacific northwest raising gambles? also any one know any good quail farms in washington, i live near olympia.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    4,203
    29
    251
    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Buttons are sure fun. They get addicting and you end up with hundreds and pairing them up is the tough part...who likes whom [​IMG] meal worms are your friends!

    Bobwhites, contact JJ, he will post here, I know it [​IMG]

    and Gambels, valleyquailbreder has them I think? maybe?
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    28,893
    5,685
    576
    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG]
     
  4. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

    868
    2
    141
    Sep 25, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    [​IMG]

    Welcome to the addiction. [​IMG] Good luck with your birds!
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    7,584
    73
    293
    Mar 2, 2009
    BROOKSVILLE FL
    I Do Not Know Of Any Difficulties With Gambels In That Area Of The World, Other Than Just To Guess That They May Be Susceptible To Moisture Problems If Not Housed Correctly As Their Standard Range Is The Wild Is A Tad Drier Than You're Location... But If Housed On Wire I Wouldnt Think There Would Be Anything Out Of The Ordinary With Them?

    For Eggs/birds Start Watching The Auction Sites--- Bidbird, Ebay, Ovabid, Etc. They Are Seasonal Breeders And Should Start Late April?? Many Times You Can Find Presales On These Sites And Place Your Order Early..or Jump Start Your Hobby With Adult Birds (shipping Is Frightfully Exepensive On Live Birds). I Am Unsure If Brett Has Gambels But Send Him A Pm Here (valleyquailbreeder) And Ask. I Have Butler Bob Whites And Coturnix As Well As Many Pheasant Speces And Migratory Waterfowl.
     
  6. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] & [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    202
    1
    101
    Feb 1, 2011
    Washington
    AWSOME Thanks guys, i have a feeling that THEQUAILLADY and my bank account will soon become great friends, as of right now i am focusing on the buttons and in the mid spring i will incorperate the gambels and bobs i hope... i am going to use my fifty five gallon fish tanks for the buttons, and have a ten gallon as my brooder i will try and get some pics up.
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,799
    13
    209
    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    what JJ said I have a couple of pairs of gambels but I keep mine on wire because here where I am is slightly below sea level our ditches come in with the tide LOL they have not been too differnt then my bobs they are barely spazier a little more nervous but they can be calmed down with meal worms [​IMG]
     
  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,208
    440
    246
    Dec 11, 2010
    Ks
    Welcome , you might as well just give up. Start buy'in eggs and build'in cages out of everything you can put a top on. To resist is futile, you will eventually raise birds in your house. I have never understood the button thing, just aint hardly worth clean'in, no bigger than they are. [​IMG] But I'm right there with ya on the rest of your choices in barnyard avian ... Bill
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by