Sunday, May 3, 2009

Quail pictures at one week

The chicks are a little over 2 weeks now, so I'm behind in the picture posting, I'll do another update in a few days to get you up to speed on their progress.
Out of the 85 that I hatched, I kept 17. One of those was a runt that I helped out of the shell (I know, never do just looked so sad stuck in there), another has a funny bend in the back, nothing serious, I just don't want to breed it, and there's another one of the Jumbos that has weak legs. I have it and the runt in a separate brooder with some additional vitamins (really aimed at the weak leg one, the runt will likely never catch up in size, though it has as much pep as any of the others). These three "non-breeders" will stay separated, if they all turn out to be females, I'll just use them for eggs meant for the table rather than the incubator.

As you can see from the photos, the chicks went from the size of a quarter to the size of chicken chicks in one week!

1 comment:

ChristyACB said...

Wow, they sure did grow fast! I'd like to see a picture of those three special ones. And I agree, there is no way I would be able to not help one out of it's shell.