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my brother-in-laws quail's are hatching!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Big Spender, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. Big Spender

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    my brother in law is hatching his first set of quails, ive been at work so havent had any time to post, but now i can, they must have started early this morning.

    so far only 3 have hatched, but theres still PLENTY more waiting lol

    anyway, the reason why he has quails is because he is going to breed them, and then feed them to his bird's of prey

    1 Eagle, 2 Falcons, 4 hawks.

    some pics (sorry for the horrid quality was taken on my phone, will get some with the proper digital camera later :) )

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  2. Greenlizard0

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    Now that's a video I wanna see!! :D

    Anybody remember that really cool video (I think it was German) where a guy feeds a white mouse to his pet tarantula?
     
  3. Scuzi

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    Whoah, that's quite cool!

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  4. SexyBetty

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    Lol @ Scuzi :D
     
  5. Big Spender

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    what, the feeding? or the breeding :p
     
  6. Greenlizard0

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    The feeding....


















    But now you mention it :o
     
  7. Big Spender

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    will still be a while yet i think before he starts feeding them to the birds, needs to get more laid and hatched then he'll set the beasts loose :) the eagle is one impressive bird, told me to stand back when he brought it out to show me otherwise it would have went for my eyes
     
  8. Aod

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    Awww, sweet. what are you going to do with them?

    Quails are very tasty btw.
     
  9. SoliD

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    read the opening post!

    thats quite a cool collection of birds of prey, how did he get hold of them are they rescue animals?
     
  10. PardonTheWait

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    :(

    I know it's natural and I don't think it's wrong or anything, but :(
     
  11. Aod

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    very sorry.
     
  12. Craig321

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    Delete this reply plz
     
  13. lordedmond

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    I find that quote to be quite worng , I have flown to hand russian steps eagle 6 foot six inch wingspan , harris hawks by the score , to many owls to mention. non have shown any tendedcy to do that. shure the get a strop on sometimes ( dont we all )

    there is no need to feed them on quail , after wieghing each day there food intack is adjusted to keep the flying wieght correct , all the the raptors where fed on rats( dead) and beef
     
  14. Big Spender

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    news just in, 2 more have hatched this morning! will dig out the digital camera and get some good pictures later in the day :)
     
  15. PeterNem

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    Quail tastes nice ;)
     
  16. Big Spender

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  17. Big Spender

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  18. Big Spender

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    i think he got the eagle from another owner who didnt take care of it very well, so its very wary of other people, same as a hawk he had before, the previous owner treated it very badly and then one day it flipped out and ripped the head clean off of a £500 falcon he got just a few days before.

    he wasnt amused, and sold it to a bird of prey center to be cared for. got about £400 for it so really only £100 down

    at the moment he's feeding them mice, not sure why hes going to feed them quail, i guess just something different, allow him to get more experience breeding whilst keeps his birds well fed.

    not sure wether hes gonna take the quails out live when he goes hunting with the birds, and just let the quails go and allow the birds to catch them.
     
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  19. Big Spender

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    just an update for those who care, if there are any, another 2 have hatched while i was out, count so far 7 :)
     
  20. toy_soldier

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    I watched my friends python eat a mouse alive once, it was amazing :D