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Chooks - Ducks - Quails


Chooks - Ducks - Quails

All Poultry - Everything from industrial strength chickens to Bantams, Ducks, Quails etc. Ask questions, share your knowledge and experiences. We love our chickens!

Location: Brisbane
Members: 39
Latest Activity: on Monday

Discussion Forum

Chook houses

Started by Sophie. Last reply by Sophie Mar 25. 13 Replies

Lessons on fowl breeding (all types)

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 13. 4 Replies

Is artificial light really needed to keep quail laying

Started by DARREN JAMES. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 12. 7 Replies

Help to get to Chookie-Heaven

Started by Jo Behlau. Last reply by Lissa Feb 11. 11 Replies

Pidgeon peas for quail and other poultry

Started by DARREN JAMES. Last reply by pat pierce Feb 10. 2 Replies

chook feeder

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Susanne Sep 13, 2015. 13 Replies

Show us your chicken pics!

Started by Stevo. Last reply by Susan Jul 1, 2015. 32 Replies

Funny Chook Stories

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Jun 21, 2015. 16 Replies

White stuff on Wattles

Started by Jo Behlau. Last reply by Jo Behlau Jun 15, 2015. 10 Replies

Injuries and remedies

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Lissa Nov 28, 2014. 20 Replies

Where to buy - Info

Started by Stevo. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland May 7, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by Valerie on Monday
Oh no sorry to read that. We had to separate our quails too as they can be quite relentless sometimes.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Monday

Cheers mate.  I'm keen for us to do a bit of bird swapping to broaden our blood lines.  

Comment by DARREN JAMES on Monday

Dont worry Andrew ILL  bring up some eggs for you to hatch

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Monday

It was two boys and two girls in that cage Susanne. They got along very well for a year.  Then, bam!

Comment by Susanne on Monday
I feel for you Andy. That is a hard but necessary bit of husbandry, he was in warm caring hands.

Why the male? Do you have any idea?
Do you have single men's quarters for your excess boys? I know Jo keeps hers seperate to stop fighting. They also end up on their table.
Comment by Lissa on Sunday

I'm with you Andy, hard to lose any animals you have grown fond of.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Sunday

Cheers Elaine.  A lot of people might find it silly, but I do love my critters. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on Sunday

Yes ... allowing animals into your life in whatever capacity does bring with with the joy, some tears as well. The saying 'pecking order' comes straight from the chook run, applies to mini chooks as well apparently.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Sunday
What a day today! Big Bertha got loaded into a huge box (actually two boxes joined to ensure she fitted) and has gone on a romantic holiday at at mate's place. He has a Plymouth Rock rooster called Rocky. I hope Bertha doesn't hurt him.
The really bad news was in Quailtopia. For some reason, they set on one bird and pecked his eyes out. This meant that I had to give it lots of cuddles and a very quick death. There is a certain element of tiny city farming that I find quite upsetting.
Comment by Lissa on April 2, 2016 at 4:28

Thanks Susanne :) Hard to say goodbye at the end.


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