Sid Post

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About Sid Post

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    I grew up on a wheat and cattle farm. I now have my own piece of heaven in East Texas. Right now there are 20 head of cattle on it but, next year I hope to have a chicken house, rabbit hutch, and a better Tilapia farm.
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    Tilapia, aquaponics, rabbits, chickens, etc.

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  1. Thanks Converse! Your post is very helpful and appreciated!
  2. Japanese quail seem to have advantages regarding housing (coop requirements) over other birds in general. They offer very efficient feed conversion and reach egg laying maturity and eating weight faster than most. You also don't end up with excess meat like you can with other birds since they are "entree" size. They are also more domesticated than other quail in general so, fatalities when they are startled are less. I doubt you could grow Bob Whites in a car garage but, Japanese quail can live there, or an apartment (low noise), or back yard, etc. For space constrained living options, I don't think there is a better option for most people. Plus, they are delicious though other birds are pretty good too!
  3. Yes, Brian and I are like brothers. Regarding the egg option, I'm looking at a Brinsea Octagon 20 ECO Auto Turn Egg Incubator for hatching my own with eggs from Purely Poultry. Ravnis helped me out and I found a breeder about 100 miles away that I will checkout next week and hopefully have my starter quail. so in a few weeks: if all goes well.
  4. Only one I found was about 300 miles away. Lots of "brown" quail but not listed as Japanese or corturnix.
  5. I live "East" Texas, USA and have been looking for some quail. I see all sorts of questionable online posts for brown quail, some bob whites, but no "Japanese" quail. Are they called something different on this side of the world? Where do I find a reputable source for starter Japanese quail or eggs? TIA, Sid
  6. The ones in the USA are very different from what you have. While they can be useful scavengers, they are VERY hard on smaller livestock. Around pigs, cows, horses no problem .... rabbits, chickens, ducks, etc. WATCH OUT!!!
  7. Just thought I would drop in and say "Hello" since I'm new to this site. I have a new place in East Texas where my friend and I are working to over winter some Tilapia and I'm trying to grow some fresh veggies to help keep the water healthy and keep me fed with something locally grown and healthy. Right now everything is setup in IBC "tanks" for a test run this winter but, if things go well this winter I'm planning on building some real tanks to possibly grow some fish for the retail trade in addition to my dinner table. Best Regards, Sid