Friday, September 26, 2008
It looks really good, and you get to deal with Large and Small animals.
Two people from my school are going, so we are going to try and get in the same group when we are there.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
They are still in the brooder, and are eating chick crumbs now, not turkey crumbs, just because they don't sell them in the shop we went to.
There is one little one, which is 1/2 the size of the others! but he/she is the best one.
You can start to see which ones look like girls and which ones look like boys, but I'm not 100% sure yet.
The adult female's head has healed well, and I'll keep them with the male in the day, but not over night.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I'll leave her a few days to recover and then re-introduce them in the rabbit run in the garden.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The chicks have grown loads since last week, they're 9 days old now. They are still eating Turkey Crumb, and will do for a few more weeks. Most of their wing feathers are grown, so they are hopping up and down in the brooder and jumping about.
Monday, September 8, 2008
I tried to help one out that has been stuck in his shell for over 24 hours, but it was a bit stuck to his shell, so I left it half in its shell and put it back in the incubator.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
A video of one of the quail hatching
The 1st egg to chip still isn't hatched.
Friday, September 5, 2008
I have already put a non-stick mat in the incubator, just incase they hatched early and now I need to put a wet sponge in the bottom of the incubator, to raise humidity. I bought a huge tub of marbles so that I can put it in the water dish and they won't drown.
I was either going to use:
a wooden brooder
OR a glass brooder
I'm going to use the fish tank because the chicks could jump out, and it could be a bit cold. I'll cut a piece of wood and drill holes in the top and wire up the lamp. I just need a red fireglow bulb now.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
I smelt all of the eggs and found the one I thought was rotten and I got dad to do the same and we both said the same egg. I took it outside and cracked it open with a knife and it was full of a yellow liquid and a brown blob.
I'm not sure if it was infertile and has been cooking or if it was an early death or what.
Well I'm down to 19 eggs now.