Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Quails on the move

Our quail hatchlings had, by yesterday, outgrown their brooder boxes so it was time to move them. We have two groups. We have six birds we hatched in February which we have now moved to a cage in the back garden (see photo above). The 21 chicks that hatched in March were then transferred from the glass tank in which they have been since they hatched into the brooder box where the older birds had previously been. The glass tank will be used for the ducklings that are due to hatch next week.

We will be building an aviary for the quail shortly. These birds can fly - something I experienced first hand yesterday when I was transferring them. Even the 3-week old chicks can fly! Fortunately both birds that got out were recovered.

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