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Old 03-26-2022, 11:54 AM   #301
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All mine are outside. One is a 10x10 dog kennel that I roofed and sparrow proofed. The other is a 8x8 cage that we used to raise flying squirrels in. The dog kennel birds are on the ground and the caged birds are on wire with a sand box.
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Old 03-26-2022, 01:33 PM   #302
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Great looking cages. What is the roof material on the old one
Just painted plywood
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Old 03-26-2022, 02:20 PM   #303
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Guess what day it is....

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Old 03-26-2022, 02:51 PM   #304
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Nice!!
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Old 03-26-2022, 03:36 PM   #305
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All mine are outside. One is a 10x10 dog kennel that I roofed and sparrow proofed. The other is a 8x8 cage that we used to raise flying squirrels in. The dog kennel birds are on the ground and the caged birds are on wire with a sand box.
I like that idea.
How many can you keep in a pen?
Any issues with the Roos fighting?
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Old 03-26-2022, 03:40 PM   #306
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I like that idea.
How many can you keep in a pen?
Any issues with the Roos fighting?
Last year I had 23 hens and 4 roosters in the dog pen. This year I have 11 and 2. The 23 did fine but I just had more eggs than I could use.
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Old 03-26-2022, 03:45 PM   #307
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***** it's good
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Old 03-26-2022, 04:44 PM   #308
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That looks amazing!


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Old 03-26-2022, 05:03 PM   #309
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That does look good.
Baked?Grilled?
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Old 03-26-2022, 05:08 PM   #310
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That does look good.
Baked?Grilled?
Sprayed with avocado oil.
Seasoned with Meat Church VooDoo.
Baked at 225 for 20 minutes.

Then to the cast iron skillet with butter, hot sauce, more VooDoo for 3 or 4 minutes on each side.

Yummy
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Old 03-26-2022, 06:36 PM   #311
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Sprayed with avocado oil.
Seasoned with Meat Church VooDoo.
Baked at 225 for 20 minutes.

Then to the cast iron skillet with butter, hot sauce, more VooDoo for 3 or 4 minutes on each side.

Yummy
Spectacular

Like that you kept the skin on

How did you do the plucking
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Old 03-26-2022, 06:54 PM   #312
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Spectacular



Like that you kept the skin on



How did you do the plucking
We used a drill bit plucker. Worked well. A little messy until I got my position and the drill speed right.

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Old 03-26-2022, 07:50 PM   #313
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All mine are outside. One is a 10x10 dog kennel that I roofed and sparrow proofed. The other is a 8x8 cage that we used to raise flying squirrels in. The dog kennel birds are on the ground and the caged birds are on wire with a sand box.
How many birds you raise in them? I've read you need a square foot per bird.
Also do you need nest boxes like in a hen house?

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Old 03-26-2022, 08:21 PM   #314
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How many birds you raise in them? I've read you need a square foot per bird.
Also do you need nest boxes like in a hen house?

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I had 27 in th10x10 last year and they did fine. This year I have 14. I think i have 11 in the wire cage. They lay anywhere they are when they're ready. No nest boxes needed. They won't use them.

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Old 03-26-2022, 08:24 PM   #315
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Old 03-26-2022, 11:25 PM   #316
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Sprayed with avocado oil.
Seasoned with Meat Church VooDoo.
Baked at 225 for 20 minutes.

Then to the cast iron skillet with butter, hot sauce, more VooDoo for 3 or 4 minutes on each side.

Yummy

I'll have to give this a try with somethin.
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Old 03-28-2022, 11:44 AM   #317
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Sir, please take those quail outside
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Old 03-28-2022, 01:00 PM   #318
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Sir, please take those quail outside
Lmao. Hit me up later
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Old 03-28-2022, 01:52 PM   #319
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Old 03-30-2022, 08:06 AM   #320
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Old 03-31-2022, 12:38 PM   #321
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All mine are outside. One is a 10x10 dog kennel that I roofed and sparrow proofed. The other is a 8x8 cage that we used to raise flying squirrels in. The dog kennel birds are on the ground and the caged birds are on wire with a sand box.
no problem with snakes getting in there?
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Old 03-31-2022, 12:54 PM   #322
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no problem with snakes getting in there?
The cages are both wrapped with 1/2" hardware cloth. I guess a small snake could get it but never have.
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Old 04-19-2022, 02:23 PM   #323
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Hatch any of your own eggs yet Chew??
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Old 04-19-2022, 02:40 PM   #324
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Hatch any of your own eggs yet Chew??
I haven't. Been too busy. Gave eggs to my BIL and he hatched out about 12 out of 20 (I think). But have been really enjoying eating the butchered roosters and the eggs the last several weeks. I need to get the incubator going.

How's everybody else's birds doing?
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Old 04-19-2022, 02:44 PM   #325
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I've hatched a set of celedons. Maybe 50%. Don't know why so low. Could be because some of the eggs get too old before I set them. I've got 4 sets going right now. Both celadons and cortunix.
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Old 04-19-2022, 03:11 PM   #326
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Full gutted birds in a glass dish on a bed of crushed ritz crackers and melted butter. Bake with salt, pepper, and garlic. Sprinkle with more melted butter, bread crumbs, copious Parmesan cheese and bake till ALMOST done. Let rest 20 mins and serve on a bed of dirty rice and some steamed greens. You’re welcome.
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Old 05-30-2022, 10:12 PM   #327
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Old 06-05-2022, 09:13 PM   #328
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We got the quail moved up to Centerville and promptly had a prison break. I don't know if the wife left the door open or what happened but I went over there to fill up their water and there was only one quail in a cage it formerly had eight.

I shut the door to secure the one and then went hunting for the so-called domesticated Quail with no survival instincts. Wrong.

Unfortunately my catahoula found the first one and chased it down... jumped up in mid-flight and one snap and it was over.

The next day we found all the rest of them. Some of them had made it over a hundred yards off of our property and on to the private road.

We used a dip net to catch them. And then this morning found the last missing one. So other than the one the dog killed we recovered all of them alive.

We lost one hen I believe.

And I packed the power cord to our incubator and now I can't find it. Had to order another one and it wasn't cheap.

Dang Quail are stressing me out!
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Old 06-06-2022, 06:23 AM   #329
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At least you caught them. I would have never thought that would be possible.
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Old 06-06-2022, 06:27 AM   #330
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That is amazing that you found and caught them as already stated.
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Old 06-06-2022, 07:59 AM   #331
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We used a drill bit plucker. Worked well. A little messy until I got my position and the drill speed right.


This is so neat! I've never heard of a drill bit plucker before. I HAVE to have one!
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Old 06-06-2022, 08:41 AM   #332
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This is so neat! I've never heard of a drill bit plucker before. I HAVE to have one!
It's pretty much a battery powered party, with feathers flying everywhere. I highly recommend.
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Old 06-06-2022, 11:28 AM   #333
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This is so neat! I've never heard of a drill bit plucker before. I HAVE to have one!
There are much larger ones that some duck clubs keep. Mak see some shorter work on plucking ducks.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 06-06-2022, 11:44 AM   #334
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I used to raise em several years ago. I watched a YouTube video on building my own incubator out of an ice chest. I ordered 50 eggs and was told with a homemade incubator I could expect about 25-30% to hatch. I was prepared for 10-15 birds and 38 hatched. Had to go big in hurry to have room for all of them. They grow quick and lay eggs like crazy. Lots of fun and good eating.
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Old 06-23-2022, 09:58 PM   #335
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Time to restock the freezer and maybe get a few more for eggs. I think we got 27'ish hatched out so far. These eggs were not "babied" and set outside in a basket for anywhere from 3-10 days. We weren't expecting much. 100 eggs put in. Looks like about a 30% hatch rate unless we get some more tonight.

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Old 06-24-2022, 06:06 PM   #336
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Somethun wrong with the link bro.
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:44 PM   #337
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We used to raise quail years ago.
After seeing this thread, I built some new coops and bought 30 two week old birds and 60 eggs. 51 of the 60 eggs hatched but one died. My grown birds should start laying in the next week or so.

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Old 06-24-2022, 09:51 PM   #338
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:52 PM   #339
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Never seem to get pictures to post right unless I just get lucky.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:04 PM   #340
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Somethun wrong with the link bro.
Let me try again...

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Now it works! Thank you sir.
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Old 06-26-2022, 07:18 PM   #343
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Grow out cage for the freezer filler quail. All scrap lumber and materials.

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Old 06-29-2022, 07:36 PM   #344
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From the looks of Gerald G's hatch, he might need to rent some space from ya.
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Old 07-03-2022, 12:29 PM   #345
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From the looks of Gerald G's hatch, he might need to rent some space from ya.
I got some freezer space he can borrow
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Old 07-03-2022, 12:30 PM   #346
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Quick update. I don't know if daisy is guarding our new babies or is waiting on one to fall out so she can have a snack

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Old 07-03-2022, 10:08 PM   #347
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I got some freezer space he can borrow
I have plenty of freezer space, thanks for the offer though!

I thought I had 50 little birds that I hatched, but I sold 20 today and still have 35 left.

Iím thinking the guy I bought the eggs from threw in a few extra eggs, I never counted them.
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Old 07-17-2022, 05:47 PM   #348
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My birds that I bought back in June started laying on the 4th of July, I put 88 eggs in the incubator yesterday. Hope this quail thing donít get out of hand!
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Old 07-17-2022, 09:14 PM   #349
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My birds that I bought back in June started laying on the 4th of July, I put 88 eggs in the incubator yesterday. Hope this quail thing donít get out of hand!
It can get out of hand quick brother. We've got about 30 in a grow out cage, about 40 in a Walmart tote brooder, and another 50 eggs in the incubator. Going to try to fill the freezer in the next month or two

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Old 07-25-2022, 11:07 AM   #350
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Is there any chance they would raise their babies if you left the eggs in wit them?
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