sara | July 13, 2009
Yesterday the 42 japanese quail eggs that I had in my incubator where due to hatch. I had been away in the caravan on Saturday night and when I returned on sunday afternoon some of the eggs had pipped and I could definately hear cheeping.
At about 7.15pm one chick hatched by 7.45 there were about [...]
sara | June 20, 2009
Did you know that an individual quail hen is supposed to lay eggs with the same or similar markings everytime?
I read this a while ago but wasn’t sure if it was the case as it’s hard to tell when you have a lot of quail which quail hen is laying which egg.
I do have 13 [...]
sara | June 4, 2009
Recently I had an enquiry from someone wanting some quail to put in their aviary with their other birds. Quail are a good bird to have in an aviary as they will pick up the seeds that fall to the ground.
I had four japanese quail left from the nine I had hatched recently and the gentleman [...]
sara | May 13, 2009
I am often emailed about quail chicks that are struggling to stand and are not developing like the other chicks.
Dear Sara. Can you help me sort this problem. I have two one week old japanese quail which were healthy when hatched and standing, over the last few days I have noticed a change they are [...]
sara | May 8, 2009
Quail are very easy to look after and they start laying eggs from about 6 weeks old.
Last year I hatched some japanese quail and have 8 females and 5 males in an aviary type hut. I generally get 6-8 eggs a day from this group of quail.
I put shavings or straw on the floor which [...]
sara | May 7, 2009
Taming quail chicks requires;
Lots of time – frequent and daily contact is needed.
Daily contact with the quail chicks – frequently handling, feeding, playing and talking to the chicks throughout the day.
Frequent handling of the quail chicks – at least 3 times a day.
Hand feeding the quail chicks – placing chick crumbs or lettuce on your [...]
sara | May 3, 2009
Did you know that quail are sensitive to red clothing? Everytime I wear a red top and happen to go into the quail barn or aviary then the quail get spooked and start flying about. Quail also have a vertical flight when spooked which means that they fly upwards. This can be dangerous as the [...]
sara | April 21, 2009
I have had 19 Japanese quail eggs in the incubator. Japanese quail eggs should take about 17 days to hatch out. Click here for incubator information for Japanese Quail.
Monday night was day 17 and when I went to bed I could see that a few of the quail eggs had begun to pip. By Tuesday [...]
sara | March 24, 2009
I have been asked if it is possible to mix quail breeds and here is my response;
I have some japanese quail in an aviary and I have a 100 quail in a barn that are a mixture of breeds (mainly Italian) and was thinking of mxing the Japanese in with the Italian but have read [...]
sara | March 19, 2009
Feeding quail – quail can eat ordinary layers pellets but they do prefer the pellets if they are small pellets. You can also get quail mini pellets so if you ask your local feed merchant or farm store they may be able to get them for you if you want to feed your quail this. [...]