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Visit to Quail Farm @ Jimboomba

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Visit to Quail Farm @ Jimboomba

Time: September 17, 2011 from 10am to 11am
Location: Jimboomba
Street: 98 Tamborine St
City/Town: Jimboomba
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Event Type: farm, visit?
Organized By: Joseph
Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2012

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Good evening all,

I've arranged for us to visit Quail Kingdom on Saturday 17th Sep at 10am for any member of the Brisbane Local Food group who is interested in coming along.

The address is 98 Tamborine St Jimboomba. Here's a link to Google Maps.,+Jimboomba,+Logan+City,+Queensland&hl=en&ved=0CAwQ-gswAA&sa=X&ei=sgVWTqDRMOSjmQWQyeHHDg

(While it's true I work in IT, please direct all complaints of a non-functional link to my professor, thanks)

For anyone interested in purchasing fresh carcasses during the visit, please contact Quail Kingdom. The owners will "prepare" them for us before we arrive. Price as quoted is $20/kg = approx 6 birds.

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Comment by Lissa on September 7, 2011 at 5:03

Jimboomba markets sound a lot like our Caboolture markets on the northside which I go to about once a month. Huge market with lots of local produce and cheap plants plus heaps of other stuff but the parking is in a huge paddock which sometimes gets a bit slurpy.

Terrific market though and well worth the effort.

Joanne, also wondering about the live quail. Could be a while off but hope to eventually have a set up like yours at home.

Comment by Joanne Chung on September 6, 2011 at 18:15
Need to fing out whether they sell live birds or fertile eggs.. I need to mix up the gene pool of my quails a bit..

Not sure this trip is what I'm after, as i am only interested on the set-up, but sounds like it is not available for viewing :(
Comment by Joseph on September 6, 2011 at 15:58
That's right. Lissa posted a reply in which the owners said the aviaries are not available for public viewing. I've also been told by a number of people with experience breeding quail that they cannot be truly free range. Aerial predators including crows will be more than happy to take them on a joy ride.
angela hirst Comment by angela hirst on September 6, 2011 at 15:51
Thanks Scarlett. That's as much as I could determine as well.
Comment by Scarlett on September 6, 2011 at 15:16
sounds like they're in an aviary - so half half i guess. depends on if it's an outdoor or natural floor one too - but sounds like you don't get to see it anyway
angela hirst Comment by angela hirst on September 6, 2011 at 14:42

Hi Everyone,

So, am I understanding this correctly- that this quail farm isn't free range? I've heard it's very difficult to farm quails free range, and I got excited for a moment, thinking that maybe it was... I would definitely come visit if the quail were free range. Can anyone tell me? Thank you!


Comment by Joseph on September 6, 2011 at 11:07
Lissa, we've never had too many problems with parking. If we get there late (around 9:30a), it usually just means a longer hike. If we buy large plants, I'll get the car and drive it to the front of the school (the markets are held on the school grounds) for pick-up.
Comment by Joseph on September 6, 2011 at 11:03
Thanks for the tips, Elsie May. Coincidentally we are looking for some good Roma tomatoes.
Comment by Joseph on September 6, 2011 at 10:38
We've been going to the Jimboomba markets for the past 4 months. There are a lot of plants for sale there and prices are better than the markets closer to the city. There is this one Italian man and his wife who sells small market garden punnets for only $1-2 each. I picked up some lovely varieties of eggplant from him that are thriving, bar one.
Comment by Lissa on September 6, 2011 at 5:39

Thank you Florence :) The Elaines and I are going to see if we can get there another day and I will pick some up then - after a bit of everything including fresh eggs.

The Jimboomba Mkts sound interesting and there's another on 15th October so we might see if we can go then and do them both also.

Is the parking an issue at these markets? We're coming from quite a distance and won't get there real early. Any hints would be appreciated.

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