We officially have quail! All three of us headed across the bridge into the next county over to pick up our quail today. Ten hens (females) and two roos (males). Then we spent a good hour just sitting outside watching them.
This will be quite the experience for us considering not one Frühlingskabine inhabitant has ever eaten quail eggs or meat. Never ever. But, as with anything else, we are jumping in head first. I have done research on the basic care of quail and their most basic of needs, but I haven’t found too much information beyond that. It seems like most quail raisers feed “game bird crumbles” and house them in wire bottom hutches. There certainly isn’t anything wrong with that… don’t misinterpret. I was just hoping for some examples of others breeding and raising their quail in pens on the ground and feeding more natural diets.
So, in the void of a model utilizing more natural methods of care and feed, I’m winging it. So to speak. And yes, that pun was intended. If you have any tips for me or would like to share what/how you feed your quail naturally, I would love to hear from you!
In the meantime, check it out…
The boys in the hutch get a good round of “tag” in this morning before I clean up their hutch…
There were many questions asked and answered this month about growing sprouted barley fodder, so if you had a question, pay attention. You folks had some good ones this month and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for next month’s Q&A session. Keep them curiosities comin’!
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You asked for it and I delivered… a brief update on the Rabbitry and all of its inhabitants. I’ll do a chicken, apiary, and garden updates soon I promise. I’m just getting this month’s Frühlingskabine Q&A videos uploaded now.
Enjoy this three part series of questions asked by YouTube viewers and FMF blog readers! There were some really great questions so hopefully I came up with some fairly good (and coherent) answers. If you have a question, be it farm related or just curiosity, please send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org to be answered next month!
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Say that five times fast! It took me far too long to upload this video, but here it is. When I filmed it, it was originally 18 minutes. But my YouTube video upload maximum is 15 minutes so I had to clip out some of my witty anecdotes and awkward pauses. None of the meat is missing though so rest assured.
Enjoy and hopefully my explanation of basic rabbit color genetics can help one of you out there get a grasp on this sometimes daunting subject. As always, let me know if you have any questions!