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This place is going to the birds!

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« on: April 06, 2011, 02:09:19 PM »

Thought I would give a quick update on how the winter went in my St. Louis suburb. 

I started keeping quail last July for the first time, so this was my first experience with "live stock" to over winter.  I ended up keeping 18 birds in a converted rabbit hutch in our garden shed.  I used a heat lamp when it was below freezing to make sure the water source didn't freeze.  Crazy birds still produced 1-4 eggs as a group every day even through the coldest days. 

Now it looks like Spring is here and we are getting back to lows of 40's on a regular basis so I have moved the birds back to the outside cages.  As luck would have it all 18 birds made it through the winter.
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I am excited because they are getting back to a more regular laying schedule and I am collecting eggs to get into the incubator hopefully this weekend.  This is such a cool hobby!  Circle of life and all that!

A quick thank you to all of those who have answered my questions the past nine months and in at least one case supplied me with birds!!   
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