she has a tuft because the roo she's living with is gentle and doesn't end up plucking her head feathers. Because of that she has a tuft where on most birds there would be a bald spot.
I feed game bird feed. ADM Specialty Feed in pellets. There aren't many choices in my area. I dont remember the protein off the top of my head. They do just fine with it. I do add water just because theyre lttle buggers and like to throw the pellets around. I feed calcium on the side as well as grit cuz I give them the occasional treat.I’m curious what feeds people use for their quail. I used a turkey starter when they were babes and now mix a chick starter and wild dove and quail feed.
The best incubator usually depends, IMO, on your pricing range. There are some fairly decent ones out there for probably around $100. If top quality is your absolute number one concern I will always say Brinsea. There’s nothing better than having a bator so reliable you just turn it on, fill it and set yourself alarms every third day to fill the water reservoirs.
I feel like for quality to cost ratio, the nurture right 360 aka nr360 is the way to go. I have one, and I just got a brinsea because I want to hatch larger numbers, I plan to run both. The nr360 turns quail eggs fine, small eggs(not jumbo) you can easily put 2 per slot and it rolls them with no problem. Larger eggs need to go 1 per slot. I put shelf liner under them and they roll more smoothly. I haven’t opened my brinsea yet. Search this site for nurture right and for nr-360 there are tons of threads.
I dont have to, but local store ones are up to $300 fr a NON turning one...Well, you dont have to order off amazon. Just sayin’
It’s helpful to have your general lcation in your profile. Do you have a local feed store or equivalent? I see online shopping as almost a last resort.
Having said, everybody around me was completely sold out as were the smaller places that sell online, within my budget anyway.
So I bought my Janoel off Amazon
I do like it but dont have anything to compare it to. I do wish i couldve been able to have a top view. It would have been easier to watch the hatching.
You might wNt to check out the hatching and incubation threads