Friday, August 26, 2011

Last incubation for awhile...*pics**

Heres a picture of my incubator filled with my last eggs for the next month or so!!!
The pekin on top left are hatching sept 3rd most of the coturnix are hatching monday. or tuesday same with buttons. Then iono with the conchin bantams and swedish blue duck eggs, and the rest of the coturnix eggs. I am now storing up for a when my new breeders are laying. Oh and pics will be coming of all my new babies!!! You can be sure of that!!! Just been working a lot and vry late!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Oh wow! I was going to post about locking down last night.. But..

WE ARE HATCHING NOW!!! 2 DAYS EARLY!!! 3 coturnix chicks in 30 minutes! And more are pipped and on their way out! Keep watching as I will be posting pics of the cuties!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Duck egg candling DAY 6!!!! *SIGNS OF LIFE* ^_^

FINALLY I see signs of life in ALL FOUR eggs!!! Even slight movement in 3 of them!!! 1 thru 3 have movement and veining, and 4 have veining and embryo!!!

New donate button!

I am trying to get enough donations to keep my hatching and blogging alive. If I get enough donations I may start raffling off *FREE HATCHING EGGS*!!! NO you are not required to donate! It is merely a suggestion. My blogging will always be free for everyone!

Been so busy here are some pic updates on the 3wk old babies!!!

Turning out very pretty!!! Most of my babies have found new homes these guys I may just keep! They are all so beautiful! But of course I have 4 dozen coturnix eggs that will hatch and I will want to keep them! >.< They are all beautiful, happy, and healthy. I have 16 button eggs in the hatcher right now, nearly 2 dozen coturnix cooking, and 4 pekin eggs cooking. 3 Doz coturnix are coming today, and next week I set swedish blue duck eggs!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

DIY Fountain Feeders cont...

I decided to make a CHICK fount feeder!!!
Now even the smallest chick can use a feeder! I used a propel bottle.. Free from my mother.

Egg Pic Thread I "Started" on BYC!

Kinda interesting thread that sprouted out of me posting a pic of my "Eggzilla" join on in!!! Doesn't have to be impressive, just show us pics of your eggs! And the bird(s) that laid them!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011


These are 2 eggs my coturnix female Marge laid in two days... One being... Significantly larger... Poor thing!!!
Egg 1 is from yesterday, egg 2 is from today... Made the poor girl scream when she laid it!!!

DIY Fountain Feeders!!! Me and my DB's own design!!! Make it your own!!!

Step 1: Cut a pop bottle off little higher than center, take off lid, and invert.
 Step 2: Cut the bottom of the feed holes starting just above the mouth of the pop bottle. (cut feed hole sizes according to your needs on each side if preferred)
 Step 3: Fill 'er up!!(slowly in case you didn't cut or measure right so you don't spill!)
VIOLA! A .60 fountain feeder!!!(depending on size of bottle 3 liter may be .99)
Don't stop anything from making changes. It could make it better!!! Make it your own!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New pictures!!!

Candling a button egg
My new coturnix eggs due 23rd of August:

My Pekin eggs due 3rd of September:
All my eggs together(all 48 of them):

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Well my 2 other females...

Crowed... Uh ohs...

Just made a quail flier!

Gonna post them at my local feed store! I hope I get some business! It's a simple flier, but I need the brooder space.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Soo many eggs....!

I have 2doz coturnix eggs coming to me from Stellar Gamebirds, and 4 ducks eggs! :-O
 What is the world coming to lol!! I am not only going to be crawling in quail, but swimming in ducklings lol!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pretty lil egg!

Actually big ol egg!!! Compared to my buttons!!!

Oops he laid an egg!

I guess he is a she!!! I get them this morning and have an egg out of him when I go to re-sex them!!!

New additions to my quail addiction!^_^

Now introducing my Tuxedo Coturnix!!!
Two males two females. Not an ideal ratio I know, but it will get the job done :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Its on the runty side...

Don't expect it to live through the night... But we have two other pips. So *crosses fingers*

Gah! Pipped egg at wrong end!!

I did a no-no and am helping it.... Bled a little so I am letting it sit in the bator some more... Bad thing is I think its getting shrinkwrapped...

Sunday, July 31, 2011

***PICS*** Babies feathering out!!! 1 week old!!!

What in the world is under our feet!!??(I put pine bedding down first time)
Little porcupines earlier this morning then suddenly they had feathers!

They aren't cute lil fuzz balls anymore

LOL! They are in the awkward stage now where they look like porcupines! I will get some pics later! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hatch day cometh on monday yet again!!!

I am hoping for more fuzzy butts!!! As I turned the eggs I placed them on a flat surface and they wiggled, well most of them... And so hopefully we will have a few more fuzzballs running around here! Going to make more brooders for them too.. Going to have waay to many brooders and cages!!! Buying coturnix eggs monday if all goes well, and make a cage and brooder for them as well. Selling a few of my own eggs to a local person because I have some more stellar gamebird button eggs coming tomorrow most likely (a good selection of pied and fallow I hear). So I can't accommodate too terribly many more eggs so I offered up my eggs, in exchange for bator space. Especially since I am getting coturnix eggs I will need that bator space. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lost one but still got 9

lost one baby the other night, to unknown causes. But still got 9 wonderful babies.

happy little peepers!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Now a newly renovated brooder!!!

I couldn't help but think... What if I need a better brooder?... And this is what came out of that thought!!!
It has a water bottle instead of a fount because they won't drown in a water bottle!!!

Upgraded my bachelor cage!!!

I am very proud of this... I know it's simple but thats me..

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


25 Eggs in lockdown now! We shall wait and see now how many of those will hatch!!!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I really think!

We are going to have chicks in a few days!!! The eggs I ordered are shivering when I turn them!!! So I am pretty sure that means they have babies in them!!!<3 <3 <3

Going to do an eggsperiment...

The Chick-Bator! I know it is a piece of junk so called... But I am interested in seeing how it works... If it works... Next month I am ordering it...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

~~~25 Go into lockdown in 3 days~~~

I am so excited!!! I just know I will get chicks this time!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I hate when they don't make it...

I was clumsy and dropped an egg.. It was close to hatch so I thought it might make it.. I was wrong.... He died...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New thermometer/hygrometer!!!

Yay! My new thermometer/hygrometer got here!!!

3 in lockdown

Well in 3 days we will find out if the three eggs have chicks in them!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ugh I hate when they...

Don't make it... I had a fully formed baby chick in the shell... But it died... *Cries*
  Why it didnt hatch.... I will never know... But hopefully the eggs from Stellar Game Birds will hatch!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Unrealted to quail.... But...

NEVER.... And I mean never let me near scissors again... Please...
I messed up... BAD!!!....

Friday, July 8, 2011

Officially modified my LG to a forced air!!!

No pics but I used a old pc fan and wired it into my Little Giant 9200 and now it has circulation!!! ^_^
 Allllllllllllllllll by myself!!!

I sure hope I get SOMETHING out of THIS!!!!

28 count 'em... TWENTY EIGHT EGGS!!! Are in my incubator....
I sure hope SOMETHING hatches out of this!!!!



Done set in the bator!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ok I know it isn't about quail but...

My stress reliever/time exhauster is here!!!

Okay just had to share haha... Also got it a new battery for 86 cents off ebay!!! ^__^

OMG I GOT IT!!!!^^^^^^^

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cracked open the late egg today,....

Nothing in it... :-/

Monday, July 4, 2011

2 new eggs in lockdown!!!

Just set 2 more eggs in lockdown!!! I am hoping soon to have chicks!!! *crosses fingers* Been working very hard!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Another egg in lockdown!

Egg 3 in lockdown! We shall see if we get any chickies!

Oooh yes!!!

Thermostat clicks off 100.8 F and on 100.9 F!!!! I AM AWESOME!!! Humidity was a tad high... So I dumped a bit of water out... But the bator is running awesome!!!!

Ahh!!! Modification yet again to my Coleman-Bator!!!

Yes... It's true... I have modified it again... I took out the cheap plastic window held in by duct tape and siliconed in a pane of glass...

Ugly... Yes... Perhaps a lil less efficient.. Idk yet.... But one things for sure.... IT LOOKS ALOT CLEARER AND STURDIER!!! The plastic window was falling in and letting humidity and heat out through the roof!!! So tell me what you think... I need some feedback!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

ALSO!!! View my BYC Page!!!!

Here it is!!!

Nothing amazing but maybe cool...

Busying my mind....

Trying to find a way to busy my mind... My Nintendo DS doesn't come till about when my shipment of eggs do... *sigh* What to do what to do.... Three cracked viable eggs, and no hatched yet.... -___-
 I need a soda or a hard drink!!!

Well... Feel a little better after that disaster...

Came home.. Saw the embryo hanging from the bator grate... Fun I know, then saw the another is cracked.. Amazing!!! So I cracked it open the rest of the way, another embryo.. Well thats good to know my kids are going more fertile now... Then I got a comment on my wall post on FB from stellar game birds saying I am on the shipping list for Tuesday!!! YAY!!! Now all I need to do is cat proof my incubator! O.o FML.....!


While I was at my moms... I get a txt from my boyfriend... Hey the cats knocked over the incubator... Broke one of your eggs... :-/ FML!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011


I put a new light fixture in it!!! Which made it so it would hold a 100watt bulb, and moved the thermostat closer to it! Less than 1/2 a degree fluctuation!!!
Pardon the quality most pics are from my phone....

Here's a picture of my Little Giant Box

In case you wanted to know...... It cost me $69.60 at O.K. Feed & Supply
Made of Polyurethane I think is what they called it... Pretty much STRYOFOAM!!!

Just thought I would post a few pics of my new incubator....

With my eggies in it!!!!
July 4th a couple should be going into lockdown~!!!

I absolutely adore Button Quail and so the "adventure" begins!!!!

These are my button quail
  Top is Lilly and James bottom is my Layers Susan and Peepmaster 5000...
Here are their first eggs:
They mostly didnt hatch... But we have one left... And 11 more trying to hatch.... 
Here's my incubators:
The coleman bator

The Little Giant 9200
The brooder I built:

And so the adventure begins!!!