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

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Is artificial light really needed to keep quail laying

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chook feeder

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Comment by Susanne on January 12, 2016 at 0:43
I have contact last month with a lady at Redcliffe who had fertile King Quail eggs for $10 a dozen. I didn't enquire about chicks/hens at the time. Will ask if you want Darren.
Comment by DARREN JAMES on January 11, 2016 at 20:41

Thanks for that Andrew

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 11, 2016 at 20:04

You can get them for $5 at Northside Produce. I got 3 that are doing nicely Darren.

Comment by Christa on January 11, 2016 at 16:46

Gumfree site has some chicks and eggs - Jumbo Jap. Pine Rivers and Ferny Grove.

Comment by DARREN JAMES on January 11, 2016 at 16:31

Hi there everyone ,I am interested in buying some jap quail and I hear that they are breeding an extra large type and was wondering if anyone could tell me where I can buy them

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on July 5, 2015 at 19:50

I also find it's best to introduce them late in the arvo.  The overnight sleep over seems to help the bonding process.  And unlike Susanne, I forgot Betty's wings weren't clipped.  Had over an hour's fun keeping her in the yard and getting her out of the tree.  

Comment by Susanne on July 5, 2015 at 18:55
I introduce 2 at a time and have them in a seperate fully enclosed run for a week, within or adjacent to the chook yard where they can all see each other and get a little used to the fact that the dynamics are going to change.
My main coop is open to the sky so I will trim a wing of the new girls as they can be flighty till they get into their egg laying routine and become more matronly.
I've never had trouble with mixing breeds/bantams in the flock.
Comment by Dave Riley on July 5, 2015 at 15:58

I have two chooks in a large pen. We get on fine. Respect each other's privacy. But I want more eggs so I'd like to add another two chooks.

Last time I added stock I got pecking order savagery so I'm a bit wary. Is it best, do you think, to add two at once or stagger the additions?

Are there other work arounds?

I'd prefer to get bantams but I doubt that they will co-exist comfortably with the larger poultry. True? I mean given that I have two already ruling the roost...

I've always had bantams in the past....and I miss those gals.

Comment by Jessie Wells on June 22, 2015 at 23:41

To anyone who has backyard chickens/ducks/turkeys or other feathered friends in SEQ:

Could you spare a few minutes to help a study on the possible presence of Antibiotic resistant bacteria in backyard poultry?  

Researchers are looking for people who have healthy backyard flocks (4–99 birds) of any kind in south-east Queensland. (Chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, pigeons/doves etc.)

The study involves 1. the collection of some poop from the ground or a perch ("an environmental sample of avian faecal material"); the birds don't need to be touched, as the poop can be sampled wherever the birds left it. This doesn't involve giving any antibiotics, since it is about understanding the bacteria present among your birds, not about altering them.
2. a short questionnaire either electronically or via post.

If you can help, please contact UQ researcher: 
David Wakeham d.wakeham@uq.edu.au or Ph (07) 5460 1090

Comment by Lissa on June 21, 2015 at 5:17

:) Whoa Black Betty.

 

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