Saturday, October 17, 2015

Quail Hatching and Rearing

We hatched 30 Japanese and Italian Quail down at Falconry Club a few weeks and they've been thriving.

We're a self sufficient club so have to provide our own equipment and food for the birds.
Usually we feed day old chicks, pigeon and sometimes hare or rabbit.
Quail is a really good source of food for the birds but quite expensive to buy frozen. I've reared quail and poultry for years so thought we'd give it a go.

The plan is to keep back a group of about a dozen which we will breed from to rear the offspring as a food source.

Here they are at a few days old and later on at a few weeks old:
Luiz the Italian Quail:
Brooder:
and at a few weeks old...

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