Today we will have 10 hours and 23 minutes of daylight. Why is this important for those of us that raise birds? Because a bird’s laying cycle is based on daylight hours and the laying cycle peaks at 14-16 hours of daylight. This is why if we don’t supplement light we get fewer eggs in the […]
With winter arriving I had thought about making an enclosure for the quail to live in. We have 10 birds now and I would like to breed them so it would be nice to be able to really observe them. It would also make it easier to collect eggs if they were caged. A funny […]
When we got our quail I really didn’t know much about them I just wanted the potato bugs gone from the garden. Many homesteaders tout them as easy to raise and economical. These birds make it possible raise meat and eggs on land, where due to restrictions; larger birds are not an option. The rate […]
I am slowly learning about quail. We really got them on a whim and I was skeptical that they would be ok in the garden and my thought was when it doesn’t work out we can just eat them. Who knew I would like them so so much? A photo posted by Ashley Sexton (@littlewife2012) […]
This adventure starts with bugs, to be exact roly polies… At first I thought “oh, how cute, roly polies!” but then they started to take over the garden! How did they even find their way to my desert oasis? I started to look into them a little and it turns out they are actually called […]
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