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Mary Gillespie
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Seeking Juvenile Quail Hens
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My garden is in it's second season and now it is time to add quail.  I would like to get 5 to 7 young hens.Does anyone have a local source for juveniles?  Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chelsey Lynn Oct 13, 2015.

Green House Plastic
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Does anyone know a place in AZ to buy green house plastic that is high grade enough to take the heat?We found a place on line that ships but it is very expensive.Thanks!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by M. Cameron O'Dell Feb 1, 2013.


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I have nice little raised bed garden as well as a thriving herb garden. I love to can and hoard heirloom seeds. I'm proud to own two dobermans, a tortoise and soon quail.

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Sudden Quail Death...

We have been raising domestic quail for over 6 months.  Today we had the oddest issue.  The quail were fine when we checked them yesterday morning and then this afternoon two were dead and one was very lethargic.  We removed the ant covered dead birds and put the lethargic one into a recovery pen.   Feed was fine, water was flowing normally, air flow to the pens is good and they are well shaded.  

Can anyone offer up some wisdom or explanation?

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

Quail Feeding Frenzy fix.

We wanted an easy way to feed the quail.  It took a little trial and error.

Cameron put together an external loading feeder system using cheap pvc pipe.  At first we were using to severe an angle on our connectors which caused the feed to stick in the pipe.  Once we solved the angle issues so the feed would slide smoothly into the feeder we discovered that quail love to scratch, kick and shovel feed with their little heads.  Since we are using screen bottom pens for easy cleaning, all…


Posted on May 10, 2012 at 11:53pm — 4 Comments

Quail Adventures - Our journey so far.

As with any project we did a lot of research and talked with as many people as we could find about Quail.  It was interesting to find that there aren't very many in the valley who have embraced this alternative to chickens.  I grew up raising chickens and very much enjoy their eggs but have come to the understanding that quail are cleaner, take up less space and are much quieter.  Living in a cookie cutter suburb they are perfect.  Nothing in most HOA guidelines specifically prohibit quail.…


Posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:04pm — 7 Comments

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At 1:26pm on January 17, 2012, Jane Doyle said…

Hi Mary, you're in the right place to interact with many people that are creating the country right here in the city. Many of the folks that post here are true country people also, and some have large lots in the city as well. You sound like you have plenty of knowledge to share with people here in addition to learning some new things. Welcome to the VPA!


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