Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

This is a follow up to my blog post from July 4th 2013 where I went over a new conduit quail cage I built using EMT. That page gets a lot of traffic and recently I was asked to cut loose with a bit more details., so here goes…  It all began when I was […]

New Conduit Quail Cage-

Posted: 4th July 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead, Projects
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I looked around for different style of quail cages and decided on a particular style I like. I found a video on Youtube, but for the life of me cant find it again. I would love to give the guy credit as the design has been outstanding for what I needed. I don’t think I […]

Buff Orpington chicks and brooder.

Posted: 2nd July 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead

One of the main reasons we chose the Buff Orpington Heritage breed  was because the hens are known to go broody (want to sit on and hatch out thier eggs) and usually good mothers. Many chicken breeds have been crossed or line bred to focus on a specific trait like egg production or meat production […]

More Baby Quail.

Posted: 10th May 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead

  Our trio of White Texas A&M Coturnix are doing well and the two hens give us two eggs a day. I have them in a commercial rabbit cage for now, but I am trying to design/build a portable coop for them. I would really like to have something where they can open forage, but […]

I just went out to check on the ducks to see if they were hanging out in their new lean-to and lock up the chicken house (we were late as we were trying to give time for the ducks to make it back to their pen). I went into the chicken yard, dubbed the Pterodactyl […]

New additions….. Texas A&M Quail.

Posted: 23rd April 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead

I have wanted to raise quail ever since I tasted one wrapped in bacon. Today I picked up a  6wk old Japanese Texas A&M trio and after doing a bit of research realized there might be more to these birds than just tasty meat. The Japanese quail (Coturnix Japonica) was first introduced to the United […]

Around the Homestead.

Posted: 19th April 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead

A few pics from around the farm:      

  The Khaki Campbell’s are a hoot. They were moved from their brood pen, a 110 gallon tub in a separated pen inside the chicken yard. They run around and play all day and sleep huddled together. If you take the water hose near the pen they raise up and flap their wings wanting a […]

Update: One week old kits.

Posted: 31st March 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead
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Sugar, our NZ doe, gave birth to 7 kits on 3/21/13. These pics were taken 3/28/13 so that makes ’em 7 days old. The smallest kit did not make it. It would not eat, and the mother abandoned it. A harsh reality when raising animals is that sometimes you have losses and have to hope […]

The Duck Grow Out Pen

Posted: 26th March 2013 by Joe Prepper in Animals, On The Homestead, Projects

We purchased four khaki Campbell ducks the first week in March. You can read about that adventure here http://thesurvivalrevolution.com/?p=443 . After that adventure we settled them into their new washtub home. It took them about 2 hours to outgrow the tub. Next we moved them to a 110 gallon water tank. It didn’t take long before […]