Newbie Quail dude in Los Angeles

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bhcarnes, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. bhcarnes

    bhcarnes Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 19, 2016
    Hello all,

    I recently started with some coturnix a few months ago. I originally wanted to get chickens in order to teach my 2 yo daughter where food comes from. We already grow some veggies and fruits in our yard so I thought some eggs would aid in that. After some research I decided that quail would probably be less of a hassle considering we live mid-city.

    Anyways, started with 3 female and 1 male regular coturnix but recently expanded with an additional jumbo, 2 Texas A&M, and 2 Goldens (Dilute Italians?). Unsure of the sex on the A&M but the original male has been picking on them, which I think is just because of their color. Hope to vent sex after they get on my lighting schedule.

    I am testing a DIY incubator I built for $40. Looking forward to hatching some young ones for my daughter. Probably loan it to her preschool so some of these urban kids can get the experience too.

    Anyways, nice to find this site.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with the incubation.
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  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! [​IMG]
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    I hope you enjoy BYC; not only is it overflowing with lots of 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 about chickens, turkeys, duck, quail, Peas and pretty much any other feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I've never raised quail but they do look like interesting, cute little birds. Good luck with your incubation!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow
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  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. Dekthai818

    Dekthai818 Just Hatched

    Nov 14, 2016
    welcome to byc another local
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  10. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

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