The age of maturity of male birds will differ between species of birds. The maturity refers to the age at which the males reach sexual maturity and will start breeding with their female partners. Quail = about 60 days old. Hen = about 6-8 months old. Partridges = male grey partridges mature from about 10-12 … Read more Age Of Maturity Of Male Birds
The age of maturity of female birds will differ between species of birds. The maturity refers to the age at which the females reach sexual maturity and will start laying eggs and breeding with their male partners. Quail = about 50 days old (I have observed that female Japanese quail will start to lay eggs … Read more Age Of Maturity Of Female Birds
Here is a rough guide to the male to female ratio for keeping different varieties of poultry together. Quail = 1 male to every 3-4 females. Hen = 1 males to every 6-10 females. (The Domestic Fowl Trust normally recommend 1 male to 6 females for breeding chickens.) Partridges = 1 male to 1 female. … Read more Male To Female Ratio For Keeping Different Varieties Of Poultry
I received a comment asking about rearing pheasant and partridge chicks and how long to leave the lamp on in the brooder. I am thinking of trying to rear some pheasants and partridge this season for my small shoot.I have not done this befor so I just need to know how long i leave day … Read more Rearing Pheasant And Partridge Chicks
I received an email asking for tips on raising partridges. Hey I have recently hatched some partridge and after 2 days on the brooder that is homemade they have started to die. I have no idea why, they all started feeding and drinking once put in the brooder. they just seem to lack strength. do … Read more Tips On Rearing Partridges
I received an email about rearing day old partridges Rearing English partridge from day old all set to go two questions. Heat lamp should it be a Red glowing infrared lamp or white. Why have I been recomended to make sure no daylight is can be seen and for how long. These birds are just … Read more Rearing Day Old Partridges
The first set of guinea fowl chicks had hatched out and we had set up a brooder for them in our kitchen. Yes, not very hygenic, I know, but I wanted to have them close at hand so that I could keep an eye on them! Anyway on this particular day in June I had gone to … Read more There,s An Impostor In The Brooder!