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Doug Hanning's Blog – August 2020 Archive (3)

Quail tower

Finished new cage and has 98 birds in it. They look happy snuggling into the bedding and sandbathing.

Spent the morning fine tuning the feeders.

The tower.

The inside that qual poke heads into.…

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Added by Doug Hanning on August 30, 2020 at 11:34 — No Comments

Looking like a productive summer.

Took some photos of some flowering fruit trees yesterday. Also have partially built a new growout quail cage with bedding and auto water cups. Grimal jabotacaba flowering.

Hicks mulberry…

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Added by Doug Hanning on August 25, 2020 at 17:34 — 8 Comments

The Quail Train Steams Ahead

My latest batch of quail is my most successful yet. Set 140ish eggs. After 14 days they were candled and only 7 were discarded as unfertile, another 7 or so looked suspicious but couldnt be certain. Day 18 saw a large hatch of 65. With another 20 hatch on day 19. Then the next 3 days saw another 20 stragglers. This is symptomatic of a cheap incubator as temperature varies throughout chamber so rates of development differ. In the first week had only 5 fatalities(which is pretty good these…

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Added by Doug Hanning on August 14, 2020 at 21:35 — 23 Comments

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