Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler

The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Coturnix Quail Aviary.

With the (re) construction of the "peasant barn" nearly finished I am left with two turkey coops (previously greenhouses) to use for other endeavors such as rabbits and quail. The coturnix have already been moved to the smaller Rion coop (greenhouse) which has been outfited with a heat lamp and shop light set with a time to allow for 17 hours of light a day in order to induce breeding and laying in order to get a bumper crop of meat birds for this winter. The quail seem quite comfy and there is far less fighting and pecking going on in here. Ocassionally I catch 1 male and 2 or 3 females in a "covey" claiming their territory. I figure there is enough room here for probably 125-150 birds.

Once the peasant barn is finished and all the breeding cages and turkey shed constructed therin I'll be adding Georgia Giant quail to the resume as well. We also just put in an order for another 96 mixed coturnix quail hatching eggs. Expanding upon these little birds should be fun and profitable.

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