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Signs That Incubated Quail Eggs Will Hatch

| May 11, 2011

I have been asked how to tell if incubated quail egg will hatch. Deana is looking for signs that her incubated quail eggs will hatch. Hello, I was looking at your website and didnt find the answer to my question. I’m currently trying to hatch out 48 quail eggs its the 21st day of incubation [...]

Quail Flying

| January 6, 2011

Quail keepers sometimes find that their quail will fly upwards and injure themselves or can fly out of a pen if the pen doesn’t have adequate roofing or even escape via the door of a hut. Quail will demonstrate a vertical flight movement. This vertical flight can occur when quail are: frightened or startled by [...]

Incubating Blue Scaled Quail Eggs

| February 20, 2010

Blue scale quail eggs have light or dark brown spots on them. Incubating Blue Scaled Quail Eggs Incubation period = 22-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = Humidity: 82 to 84 degrees F wet bulb. If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some advice or just to [...]

Incubating Calfornia Valley Quail Eggs

| February 5, 2010

California Valley Quail are also known as Valley Quail and they are the state bird of California. Incubating California Valley Quail Eggs Incubation period = 22-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = 84 to 86 degrees F wet bulb If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some [...]

Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs

| February 2, 2010

Gambel’s Quail are are found in arid areas of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. The Gambel quail egg is a pale buff to white colour with moderate pink/brown spots. Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs Incubation period = 21-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = wet bulb of 83 F If [...]

Mycoplasma In Quail

| December 8, 2009

I suspect that my quail have mycoplasma which is like congunctivitis. It is an infection of the air passages and signs of the infection are: swollen facial sinuses. Other signs may include: sneezing, eye discharges, breathing through a partly opened beak, reduced growth, reduction in appetite, joints may also be affected and birds may become [...]

How To Tell Difference Between Male & Female Chinese Painted Quail

| November 20, 2009

There are a number of ways to tell the difference between a male and female chinese painted quail. The chinese painted male quail have a white bib under their chin which the females don’t have. The females are slightly larger than the males with a plumper body. Mannerisms, the male tend to walk taller than [...]

Books About Quail

| November 15, 2009

Farming Friends is delighted to announce that we now have books about quail in stock. If you are a quail enthusiast, if you keep quail or are thinking of keeping quail then Quail Past & Present by Michael Roberts or Keeping Quail by Katie Thear are books that are sure to delight and inform you.

Quail Egg Fertility Rate October 2009

| November 4, 2009

When breeding quail and incubating their eggs it is important to keep a record of fertility and to calculate the percentage fertility because this will help in evaluating incubation  and breeding efficiency. I have recently incubated some quail eggs from quail that were hatched themselves in 2007, so two years on it is important to check their [...]

Quail Egg Hatch Rate October 2009

| November 3, 2009

When breeding quail and incubating their eggs it is important to keep a record of the percentage of total eggs hatched because this will help in evaluating incubation and hatch efficiency. I have recently hatched some quail chicks and wanted to share the hatch rate with you. You can calculate hatch rate in the following way; [...]