I worked out that many of my quails are 2 years old or more. That's ancient for quail. Rather than let the old birds die, I really should cull them while they can be eaten.
In terms of my cages, two of the three whites are younger (1 boy and 1 girl) so I just need to cull the oldest female. Second cage is the piebalds - both of those are old and should be culled. Third cage - the male and a recent chick (from Darren) are okay. Sadly, my old girlfriend needs to go. She was one of my original birds and loves a cuddle (yes, that will make it hard - I am being very honest here).
This is all easy to say, but might be a bit more of a challenge in the actual doing.
I'll let this tale unfold as I work out what to do. It grieves me to kill a bird but it upsets me to let them die and be wasted.
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