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Old 12-07-2021, 09:33 PM   #1
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Incubator arrived today. Eggs will be here soon.

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Old 12-22-2021, 11:56 AM   #2
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Jumbo coturnix Eggs will be here this evening. Ready to do some inka-batin
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Old 12-22-2021, 12:32 PM   #3
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Take a pencil and put an x on one side of the egg and a o on the other. It will help ensure that you can rotate them properly during incubation
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Old 12-22-2021, 01:02 PM   #4
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Take a pencil and put an x on one side of the egg and a o on the other. It will help ensure that you can rotate them properly during incubation
Got the automatic egg turners. Meant to post a pic earlier.

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Old 12-22-2021, 01:11 PM   #5
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That’ll work!
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Old 12-22-2021, 03:45 PM   #6
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Time to rock n roll (and incubate) the eggs
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Old 12-22-2021, 03:58 PM   #7
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Man yall are getting all high tech! How long till we are eating some fried quail?
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Old 12-22-2021, 04:18 PM   #8
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Man yall are getting all high tech! How long till we are eating some fried quail?
Not long at all! couple months I think.
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Old 12-22-2021, 04:53 PM   #9
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Eight weeks you’ll have a full grown bird. They mature much faster that bob white
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Old 12-22-2021, 05:15 PM   #10
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I know all info on cortunix say they hatch at 18 days but mine have always started at 15 and goes on for 3 to 4 more days.
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Old 12-22-2021, 05:24 PM   #11
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Eight weeks youll have a full grown bird. They mature much faster that bob white
Yep. Plus the hatch time. Putting them in the incubator in the morning.
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Old 12-22-2021, 05:37 PM   #12
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Mine usually hatched about day 17. Had to always help several escape from the shell.
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Old 12-22-2021, 05:58 PM   #13
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Old 12-22-2021, 10:07 PM   #14
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Where'd you order the eggs from?
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Old 12-22-2021, 10:09 PM   #15
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Myshirefarms.com
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Old 12-22-2021, 10:18 PM   #16
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That’s going to be fun. Good luck!
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Old 12-23-2021, 12:06 AM   #17
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I see another action packed “how to” video in the near future
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Old 12-23-2021, 03:22 AM   #18
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That's a great idea! Let me get on that.
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Old 12-23-2021, 04:50 AM   #19
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I never knew there was that many quail breeds. Them suckers look big. I think my incubator will do 2 or 3 hundred quail eggs. Might have to build a new pen they look tasty.
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Old 12-23-2021, 02:52 PM   #20
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Chew. Have you considered selling fertilized eggs after you are up and running ? Im curious how big the myshire birds get. Be great to have a TBH source.

These bird are very fun to raise


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Old 12-23-2021, 03:04 PM   #21
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I'm almost thinking this might be fun. I might have to check into investing and doing something like this.

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Old 12-23-2021, 03:28 PM   #22
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Chew. Have you considered selling fertilized eggs after you are up and running ? Im curious how big the myshire birds get. Be great to have a TBH source.

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Not a bad idea. If I have more than I can hatch out or eat I definitely will.
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Old 12-23-2021, 03:29 PM   #23
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Working on a three level stacked cage system right now
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Old 12-23-2021, 03:38 PM   #24
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The guy I got my first quail from keeps them in elevated cages that are about 33 and keeps them at 5 hens to one cock. I keep mine in large communal cages same ratio. Here are my cages. I already had these cages so a little bit of money to sparrow proof one of them.

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Old 12-23-2021, 03:42 PM   #25
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Very nice Walker. I won't have room for something like that until after retirement next January
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Old 12-23-2021, 03:54 PM   #26
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His name's Bob White.

















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Old 12-23-2021, 04:35 PM   #27
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Following. I need to get an incubator myself. My 30 birds lay WAY more eggs in the spring than I can eat.
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Old 12-23-2021, 05:03 PM   #28
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My quail lay plenty of eggs as well. I have 2 incubators. I use the one for the initial phase and then have the second one ready with the higher humidity level ready for the break out phase.
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Old 12-23-2021, 06:25 PM   #29
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Tagged. I bet those city folks in Kingwood think you and Mary have done gone all prepper on em 🤔
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Old 12-24-2021, 01:54 PM   #30
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Working on the quail cage today. Three levels. Got the frame completed. Went to two home depots. Talk about some crappy lumber. Worst I've ever seen.
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Old 12-24-2021, 02:20 PM   #31
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Looks like a good start
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Old 12-24-2021, 03:09 PM   #32
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It was a little too wobbly for my taste so I braced up all the top corners and bottom corners. Front to back inside to side. 5" braces cut at 45s
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Old 12-24-2021, 03:35 PM   #33
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I put 2 oil catch pans from O'Reilly under each pen
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Old 12-24-2021, 03:36 PM   #34
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I put 2 oil catch pans from O'Reilly under each pen
I've got it laid out so that a 36 inch pan from advance Auto parts will slide in
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Old 12-24-2021, 07:23 PM   #35
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Inspiring Bobby, inspiring!


If I ever get out of this place...!
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Old 12-24-2021, 07:32 PM   #36
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I'm jealous. Quail pens on internet are high priced for a good one. Been wanting to raise quail for years. Good luck Chew.
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Old 12-25-2021, 08:12 PM   #37
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Looking good, these are going to be nice, good luck.
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Old 12-25-2021, 08:24 PM   #38
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Man this is great. In a year, you will have quail everywhere. I'll be ready to buy some from you too.

It's just amazing how they reproduce.
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:49 AM   #39
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I used to raise em. Get a large saucer like you put house plants on to contain the water, and put sand in it they love it. I will see if I can find some pictures of mine hatching.
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:51 AM   #40
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Here is one.
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:52 AM   #41
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Old 12-26-2021, 12:26 PM   #42
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Deliciouse, getting hungry
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Old 12-26-2021, 01:00 PM   #43
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Doing a little work off and on today. Got the three levels braced up to support the waste trays.





Then building each of the 3 floors which will be 4" above poop tray supports. I should be able to undo a few screws couple times a year and pull the floors out and pressure wash them if needed. These are the three frames that will actually have the hardware cloth stapled down on top of them. And typical with a project of mine, I ran out of one x two lumber to finish my very last center brace.



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Old 12-26-2021, 01:28 PM   #44
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Fine skills! Please keep us updated
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Old 12-26-2021, 01:38 PM   #45
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Take 4 inch pvc , cap each end, drill some 1.5 inch holes off center towards the top with the pipe laying down. Then screw a piece of 2x4 to the caps so it won't roll. This will greatly reduce your waisted food. If you use the normal chicken feeders they will waive tons of food.

Like the top one, they will waive way less if they have to stick their head in. Iv raised 1000s in the past. Food gets expensive if they waist it
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Old 12-26-2021, 01:43 PM   #46
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Agree! Best of luck Chew.
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Old 12-26-2021, 02:06 PM   #47
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Good info on homemade feeder. I'll probably have something like that. Just got one of the little red plastic ones for the brooder for now. Has the holes in it.

Quail are just hanging out today....rocking and Rollin.

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Old 12-26-2021, 03:09 PM   #48
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My son has hatched a couple of batches. The last batch I just told them to mix in a couple of eggs from every breed they sell so we could just be surprised. That was fun for him but it made it hard to tell which ones were male with just the Cotournix it was easy to tell.
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Old 12-26-2021, 05:10 PM   #49
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You're gonna need a brooder. Here is one of mine. Big tote from Walmart. I line with those shop paper towels. News paper is too slick and you'll get some chicks with spray legs. Got the heat bulb at tractor supply and use that shelving to be able to raise or lower the light for correct temperature. Point the light in one end of the bin at temp of 95 to 100. Chicks can get away from it if it's too hot.
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Old 12-26-2021, 05:32 PM   #50
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Yessir. Made a brooder last week. I cut the lid out and attached hardware cloth. Just need to figure out about suspending the light to the right height.



Wife help me slap some paint on the quail cage. Got everything ready just need to stretch some wire over the floors and then build out the door frames.





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