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Quail hatch next week #8201412 03/13/21 12:41 PM
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Started 54 eggs in the incubator on February 28, tomorrow starts lockdown meaning eggs don't get turned and within the next 2-3 days the hatching begins.
These are Coturnix quail and go from hatched to mature in 8 weeks.
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Re: Quail hatch next week [Re: angus1956] #8201425 03/13/21 01:11 PM
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Nice!

Re: Quail hatch next week [Re: angus1956] #8203692 03/15/21 06:17 PM
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Pure greatness. How many days of incubation?


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Re: Quail hatch next week [Re: angus1956] #8203801 03/15/21 08:25 PM
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Man that’s neat- I’d love to see pics once they hatch

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Its amazing how fast they grow! I tinkered with this before and it was fun.

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I wouldn't call coturnix upland birds

they're more Caged birds

fat and lazy, bred for quick meals

watch one fly and you'll laugh your socks off

If you want more game birds I can sell you
breeding pairs of

Gambel
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Re: Quail hatch next week [Re: angus1956] #8203926 03/15/21 11:17 PM
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Spoil sport.


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Re: Quail hatch next week [Re: angus1956] #8204313 03/16/21 01:19 PM
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Will you please post up a few pictures of the chicks after they hatch?


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Re: Quail hatch next week [Re: bill oxner] #8205415 03/17/21 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Will you please post up a few pictures of the chicks after they hatch?

Started hatching this morning already 3 up and moving, pics coming.

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First ones hatched.
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Originally Posted by cabosandinh
I wouldn't call coturnix upland birds

they're more Caged birds

fat and lazy, bred for quick meals

watch one fly and you'll laugh your socks off

If you want more game birds I can sell you
breeding pairs of

Gambel
California Valley
Bobwhites

Had to post in this section so no one would tell me I was in the wrong section. I posted here because there Quail. They have been domesticated for over 2000 years and they don't fly very well.
We raise them for meat and eggs, pretty tasty once on the plate.

If I had a large flight pen I'd be raising the other varieties.

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Thanks for sharing

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It's getting busy in the incubator at least 20 in there now.

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Beautiful.


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are they any harder to raise than chickens?


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Originally Posted by colt45
are they any harder to raise than chickens?

Nope, very EZ and with being mature in 8 weeks they can reproduce quicker than rabbits.
All you need are 8 females, 2 rosters and a good incubator.

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That's cool.

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Just opened up the incubator and placed in tub with heater, total so far is 31. Hatch rate is 57% with some late hatches to come.

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What size cage, pen or container will they go into after the plastic box?

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Originally Posted by Critterskinner
What size cage, pen or container will they go into after the plastic box?

I put them in a 100 gal. Water tank with shavings on the floor until there fully feathered keeping heat lamp on them. After that they go into a grow out cage.
I have a chicken wire cover for a lid to protect from barn cats and other critters.
They stay in the tank for approx 2-3 weeks.

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How many can fit in the 100 gal water tank? I have wanted to do this but had no idea what to keep the little ones in or how much room they need.

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Originally Posted by Critterskinner
How many can fit in the 100 gal water tank? I have wanted to do this but had no idea what to keep the little ones in or how much room they need.

30 birds isint an issue while small. Once in grow out cages that are 24"x48x12" can hold 15-18 birds.
If you want to start raising quail PM me and I'll help.

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It’s cool watching the little chicks run around. Dang cute.


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Originally Posted by reeltexan

It’s cool watching the little chicks run around. Dang cute.


Well said.


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