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Japanese Quail #4 – Care of Fertile Eggs

In Japanese Quail #3, we looked at the incubator in terms of its role, its component parts and how it works. When it comes to producing healthy viable chicks, however, the incubator is only part of the process – so it’s appropriate that we give some...

Japanese Quail #3 – The Incubator

Natural incubation, in a quail or chicken context, occurs when the fertile eggs from a hen (or hens) are gathered into a nest……whereupon the hen places herself.  Genetically-wired to manage the whole process, the hen will spend the next 16 to 21 days...

Japanese Quail #2 – Getting Started

Back in May 2009, I prepared a post called Japanese Quail #1 – in which I described these amazing little birds as “the quintessential micro-farmer’s livestock” while making a case for their inclusion in any Microponics system. Yesterday, we...