Whole Lot Of Shakin Goin On

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailmale, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just finished hatching 171 GA Giant BOBS, set 219, got a 78 % hatch rate, not bad for shipped eggs. Now I have to send 115 Butlers to freezer camp to make room in the grow out pen. Just finished a new Brooder thats 8 ft long and 2 ft wide just in time. Nice to get all the birds out of the house so I don't have to deal with the smell and all the down fluff while there feathering out.

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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    WOW! That is a LOT of babies!! You must have a HUGE brooder to brood all those babies. Well, enjoy the winter harvest! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  3. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep new brroder 8ft x 2 ft, twin heat lamps on dimmers. Probably will upgrade to a GQF brooder heater / thermostat after this run. Had 2 more hatch and I have 1 left, I candeled it and it's still moveing so I'll give it some time. Had 6 shrink wraps for some strange reason, guess it took to long to break out after zipping shell and membrane dried out. Oh well I'm Happy Happy. [​IMG]
  4. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    [​IMG] Big high percentage hatches, crowded large brooders, lotsa fuzzy butts, so many chicks / so little pen space.......PRICELESS
    Big expansion dreams for next year will be on your mind, if you have the true ADDICTION.....
  5. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Nope not crowded at all, I have 4 brooders, this is just my latest one, I can do twice that many chicks more, I also have plenty of pen space I have 3, 16ft x 6 ft grow out pens which is 96sq ft each so at 1 sq ft per bird I can do 288 total up to 350 if I push it a little. Being in Florida they go to the pens a little earlier ( warm weather ) Along with the 40 or so Rabbits and 6 Turkeys, and soon to be 25 chickens, and a 1/4 acre garden, it's not an addiction per say it's self sustainability. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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