Quail Farm Visit *EDIT Pics*

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Adri_San27, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Was a really neat experience! Today was hatching day, and I got to see 3,500 little Coturnix chicks being packed off to brooders!

    I was hoping to get some oddballs that they can't use (they get rid of any chicks that don't look like they'll be browns) like an albino, which they usually get once a week. Not today though, I'll have to try next week! I did get to take home 9 chickies for free, one of which was a blonde color and I'm intrigued to see what it will look like once its older, as both parents were brown.

    The only sad part was them dumping all the empty shells into a garbage can... along with chicks that were still hatching! I tried to rescue one but the owner talked me out of it, saying that it would just weaken my flock if it actually survived and breed.

    Anyways it was very interesting to see how a quail farm operates (and of course all of the tiny baby quails!)

    Will post some pics later

    EDIT here's the pics! The qualities not great but enjoy [​IMG]

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    Here they are straight out of the incubator! There were like 10 of these trays!


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    That's about 100 quailies stuffed into a box!!



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    The garbage can was almost filled with egg shells!
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  2. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looking forword to seeing some pics
     
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does the farm raise them for?

    Cant wait to see the pics [​IMG]
     
  4. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a good trip. I would like to take my sons on something like that.
     
  5. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are raised mostly for training dogs and food for birds of prey for the most part : ( although they do ship people eggs, too. They showed me their packages of frozen brown quail. They all looked exactly like my favorite quail Beefcake : ( !!! I could have done without that part of the tour!
     
  6. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant see any pics?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You have to upload your pics to photobucket or BYC uploads, then post the [​IMG]
     
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see them! Cool [​IMG] That's a lot of quailies! [​IMG]
     
  9. Adri_San27

    Adri_San27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did it... you see em??
     
  10. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see them now great pics. sounds like ya had a great time
     

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