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We are hoping to start shipping out fertile quail eggs at the end of March or early April. At this time we can't accept pre-orders. Watch this space for updates. UPDATE: We are not selling hatching eggs for the 2017 season.

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Whether you hatch your own chicks out or buy some day-olds from Spade & Feather, this quick guide will help you through raising quail chicks. The Incubator Once hatched, quail chicks need to remain in the incubator until dry. They can happily survive without food or water in the incubator for up to 48hrs. It is best to leave your chicks for the maximum amount of time to allow for their siblings to hatch. Every time you open your incubator to remove dry chicks, you are risking all of the other unhatched chicks. The sudden drop in temperature and humidity...

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So, you've just bought some fertilized quail eggs from us at Spade and Feather or maybe from another breeder. Before you rush them home and pop them in the incubator, there are few steps you can take to ensure you have the most successful hatch possible. Temperature We store our fertilized eggs at a temperature of 10°C (50°F) which is optimal for stopping chicks from developing, but still keeping the egg alive. Temperatures closer to freezing can kill the egg while higher temperatures, for prolonged periods, can kickstart the development of the embryo too soon. When you purchase your eggs from us,...

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This was originally posted on our old blog, Growing and Making. We've moved it here so that it isn't lost. After posting the wheel hoe I made a couple months back (http://www.growingandmaking.com/2013/03/22/home-made-wheel-hoe/), we've had a lot of interest in releasing the plans. We've been using the hoe and different attachments throughout the spring and are happy with the design. It's amazing how much faster gardening/farming can be with a simple tool like this! By making the handles, body and wheel you can save quite a bit of money. You can buy the standard attachments like the oscillating blade, sweeps, seeder...

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There are a lot of poultry waterers on the market and they are meant for specific species and age groups. We've created the below chart to help illustrate the uses of each waterer. All of the waterers can be found in our store here.

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