Our continued story, chicken and quail

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by britkotsu, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. britkotsu

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    Our coturnix quail started laying last week. We have 8 females and 1 male. They are so much fun to watch. We are getting anywhere from 3 to 7 eggs per day. Ill post some pictures of them and the cage we built as soon as I figure out how. Last night I ordered my baby chicks to come in mid to end of November. We will start working on their coop this weekend. We have 6 babies coming in; 1 Barred Plymouth Rock, 1 Buff Orpington, and 4 EEs. We can have up to 10 hens where we live but we thought 6 would be plenty for our yard and family. My 4 year old is beyond excited. He helped take care of the quail from the day the hatching eggs came in. They are his babies and he named them all; Chip, Dale, Chip2, Dale 2, Robert, Sylvia, Dexter, Grandpa, and Grandma. We had 2 other males that hatched but I culled them. It was my first time and very hard but our poor girls were loosing feathers left and right. I also wanted to see if I could handle it. The meat was delicious and I had a very happy husband. As I said I will continue to update with pictures on this thread when I figure it out.
     
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    britkotsu New Egg

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    <a href="http://s118.photobucket.com/user/br...39578_10151890514515407_1640082098_n.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/...ts/1239578_10151890514515407_1640082098_n.jpg" border="0" alt="Quail cage photo 1239578_10151890514515407_1640082098_n.jpg"/></a>
    Our quail cage. 6X3 ft and 2ft tall. Right now we have 8 females and 1 male.

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    The cage at night.

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    Our first eggs

    <a href="http://s118.photobucket.com/user/br...94898_10151961564055407_1933887298_n.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/...tos/994898_10151961564055407_1933887298_n.jpg" border="0" alt="Rosemary quail with garlic rosemary green beans for dinner. photo 994898_10151961564055407_1933887298_n.jpg"/></a>
    Our first quail dinner.

    <a href="http://s118.photobucket.com/user/br...80589_10152016536730407_1009912594_n.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/...os/1380589_10152016536730407_1009912594_n.jpg" border="0" alt="I made Adam some Cajun pickled quail eggs today. We will see if he likes them in 2 weeks. Our quail ladies are starting to lay so well. We had 7 eggs yesterday. It was like Christmas for Emery :) photo 1380589_10152016536730407_1009912594_n.jpg"/></a>
    Cajun pickled quail eggs. The hubby tried them this morning and loved them.

    Our chicken coup build starts next week. Pics to follow.
     

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