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Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
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Hi All,Rod has about 20 quail in a large area with roosting boxes, light, heat, etc.  The ratio of males to femaies seems right.  He had about 15-20 eggs a day.  He removed some males and the egg…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by kathy Thompson Hill Jan 2, 2015.

VPA Seed Library at Glendale Public Library, Every Saturday in September

The VPA Seed Library will be at the Main Glendale Library every Saturday afternoon from 12-3pm during the month of September. Come check out our new look and take home some free seeds.  If you don't…Continue

Started Sep 1, 2013

Rats and lizards
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Help--I have another rat eating my seedlings and tomatoes.  We caught one.  Now I have a giant black lizard that cleans up what the rat misses.  Any ideas about removing them permanently???Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by kathy Thompson Hill Aug 20, 2013.

VPA Seed Library at Glendale Public Library, July13
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Kudos to all the volunteers who showed up and shared their wisdom with the Glendale Public Library visitors.Melissa for her continued support and Master Gardener expertise.Troy for his overalls and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cricket Jul 15, 2013.

 

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kathy Thompson Hill replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"They have all of that and more.  They are very well taken care of and all things considered. They have a light in their pen and heat lamps in their nesting area.  Regardless of what was happeniing they are laying again.  The previous…"
Jan 2, 2015
Chelsey Lynn replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"Add a light.  The closer to 14 hours of light they get, the more likely they are to lay every day.  Also, quail stop laying when temps fall bellow 65 degrees.  Do they have a heat source and light?"
Jan 2, 2015
raf evan replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"25 speckled and delightfully creamy eggs a day! Good for you :)"
Dec 23, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"Thank you Raphael.  Light is probably one factor and new dogs in the house another.  They are happy again and laying up to 25 eggs a day.  "
Dec 23, 2014
raf evan replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"we have not  bred quail as selectively and as intensively as we have bred chickens. most birds (that are not chickens) will be physically exhausted at some point, or start feeling 'broody'.  The white leghorn and the australorp…"
Dec 22, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"Kathy, the only thing I can think to add is I know with chickens 1) increasing the amount of light they have per day by having a lamp turn on about 3:30 ish a.m. and having it go off mid-morning (this allows for a natural nighttime) gives them about…"
Dec 21, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"Thank you Catherine for responding.  They are laying again and for whatever reason they stopped laying will remain a mystery.  We shall see if it happens again next year as it didn't happen last year. They are a mixture of 10 months…"
Dec 21, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"I have not raised quail but I would make an assumption that like Chickens they go through a time period of molt/no laying, just to take 'time off' and rest their bodies. A quick look around on the internet, does indicate that Quail hens…"
Dec 21, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"Too bad about the first flock.  I think I would have save half or some just to see.  Fortunately ours have started laying again.  He brought in some new males that revved up the existing males and all the ladies were obviously excited…"
Dec 17, 2014
Greg and Liberty replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.
"The best I can tell you is, wait. We had a flock of 30 to 40 chickens that stopped laying one day. Month by month went by and each month I said they will start laying any day now. I tried a lot of folk remedies, diet changes,…"
Dec 16, 2014
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Rod has quail and they stopped laying eggs.

Hi All,Rod has about 20 quail in a large area with roosting boxes, light, heat, etc.  The ratio of males to femaies seems right.  He had about 15-20 eggs a day.  He removed some males and the egg laying stopped.  He introduced some more males and still no eggs. Any ideas as to what may have caused the stoppage.  He's feeding them the same feed, making sure they have water, greens, etc.  No changes in that area.  They were laying through the summer, when it got cold, then hot, then they stopped.…See More
Nov 25, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill replied to Class Coordinator's discussion Cardboard Solar Oven as seen at PrepperFestAZ 2014
"Depending on the angle and intensity of the sun and how many reflectors you have makes a difference.  More reflectors,higher angle of the sun, summer sun,etc.= higher heat.  With the one reflector, with you checking every hour to make sure…"
Apr 9, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill commented on Laura's group Seed Group
"Check this site out.  All about saving lettuce seeds.   http://www.theseedkeepers.com/blog/2014/3/10/three-rules-for-growing-lettuce-seed"
Mar 13, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill commented on Torrie B's blog post Organic Seed Alliance - Seed Saving Guide
"This is a great resource for seed saving.  Thanks again Torie for posting this.  When everyone is an expert they can bring some of their seeds back to the VPA Seed Library.  We need lots of desert already adapted seeds to help…"
Mar 9, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill commented on John D Anderson's blog post Where to buy...
"Google organic nurseries in Phoenix.  Baker's and Whitfields come to mind."
Feb 3, 2014
kathy Thompson Hill replied to kathy Thompson Hill's discussion Seed Library Hours in the group Seed Group
"Thank you so much Maynhia.  We love to have seed donations from local folks.  We know that those seeds will grow in our climate.  ( -:"
Jan 29, 2014

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I am a retired school nurse and enthusiastic gardener.

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From rock garden to veggie garden!!!!

I don't have much space for garden.  I like my grass for the dogs.  I removed about 25 feet of rocks from the back of the house and…

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Posted on May 7, 2013 at 5:18pm — 4 Comments

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At 6:57am on April 8, 2013, Chip Satterlund said…

Would you please send an email to chipsatt@cox.net

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