August 30, 2012

Italian Coturnix

Four week old Italian Coturnix quail

The Italian Coturnix is a Pharaoh quail with the yellow gene switched on. They are popular for their looks and for egg laying.

I have two hens and four roos. Today I moved them out of the plastic tub into two growout cages and weighed them each. Hens: 209g, 182g. Roos: 153g, 150g, 135g, 123g. I put the two hens in with the largest rooster for now. And the other roos are in their own cage.

There are more Italian eggs in the incubator, so stay tuned.

August 19, 2012

VIIDEO: More Button Quail Chicks!

Yee-haw!!! A new batch of baby buttons arrived Wednesday night. They are a rainbow of colors! Hopefully there are plenty of hens in the bunch. In the last batch, there were only two hens, so I've got a bunch of eligible bachelors waiting around.

August 7, 2012

White Coturnix Chicks Growing Fast

English White Coturnix chicks at 2 weeks

These white coturnix chicks are growing so fast and there are so many, I had to separate them into two brooders. They are especially sweet-natured.

August 6, 2012

Button Quail Update

The button quail chicks are still socializing together in the brooder.

At four weeks the button quail were developing colorful new feathers and personalities. They copy each other on new skills - like flying.

No boredom here!