NewBee on board, future Courtnix Quail Consumer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by James the Bald, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings and Salutations!
    I'm new here to this forum. I've been lurking every now and then doing a lot of reading. I retired from the military in 2005, and wanted to raise wild turkey, but there are so many dang restrictions and legal issues about raising turkey within city limits, that I've decided to put that plan on hold. With the way our economy is turning (with no help from our Government), I've decided that it's about time to do something for myself, as food prices are about to go through the roof. The Veggie garden is doing OK, but I wanted to add some protein. So, I decided to read up on Courtnix Quail. After a bit of discussion, I was finally able to get the wifey (aka, fund administrator) onboard. Within the next couple of weeks, I'm planing on building a hutch from scratch (using ideas I read from this forum and other Quail blogs), establish a brooder, purchase an incubator and lastly, purchase some eggs from a reputable vendor (aka, not craigslist or ebay). The reason I am doing it this way is to have the housing ready, that way I don't find myself "procrastinating" and putting together a hutch at the last minute. I've seen loads of threads from newbys asking for help, so I plan to do a search for those posts and see where others who have started out needed help/assistance, so I can be a bit more prepared.

    Finally, I'd like to thank everyone in advance for the help that many of you will provide.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You are doing things the right by researching prior to starting your project. Welcome to this community.

    Sourland the Bald [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, James the Bald, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Prior planning is a good idea and BYC is a super place to learn. Also, if you haven't already, visit the quail section here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Best of luck to you!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I wouldn't mind consuming a few quail myself

    (I have lots of hair)
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     

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