Quail eggs… What can I say? I thought those babies would sell like hot cakes making my little garden birds pay for their own keep. Oh, boy, was I mistaken! 15-16 eggs a day, every day, adds up quickly and then I had to figure out what I was going to do with all […]
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 […]
Mid September we were invaded by tobacco horn worms. They decimated several of our tomatillo and pepper plants. A photo posted by Ashley Sexton (@littlewife2012) on Sep 13, 2016 at 7:53pm PDT The University of Florida puts it this way, “Tobacco and tomato hornworms are the common large caterpillars that defoliate tomato plants. Their large […]
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