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The babies are growing so we are building the next storey on our double decker quail house

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 25, 2016 at 22:23

Christa:  yep, mouse mesh on all 6 sides. 

Sophie: they also love duck weed which is really high in protein as well.

Phil:  I'm hoping for an income mate. 

Rob: I reckon I can do storey 3 mate. 

Comment by Rob Collings on March 25, 2016 at 21:10

Nice expansion Andy, and still the same footprint as before. Those guys certainly can dig.

Comment by Phil on March 25, 2016 at 19:54

At this rate Andy you will be counting quails to go to sleep although they won't be imaginary ones...

Comment by Sophie on March 25, 2016 at 16:43
Was reading this morning quails eat same as chooks etc but prefer more snails, berries and high % insects (Bill Mollison's permie book)
Comment by Christa on March 25, 2016 at 16:23

The python already has a house in the shed, and he goes visiting alot, so he or she is no trouble.  My son has a lovely little chook pen that he used for his baby hens, so that will do.  Now you just have to convince Ian that they won't be any trouble.   Do you have mouse mesh on the base of the pens, do they still scatch like chooks?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 25, 2016 at 15:50

She'd have to house the python before I went anywhere near here house Dianne!

I'm really enjoying the quails.  They are pretty much the same as chooks Christa except they die at the drop of a hat (although it's usually within the first few days of them arriving at my place).

Comment by Dianne Caswell on March 25, 2016 at 15:22

Don't forget Christa,  You will need to sneak in a house for them as well. Andy has shown use how handy he is with a hammer, I am sure he would oblige. Or you might have to house the Python as well...

Comment by Christa on March 25, 2016 at 15:06

Watch out for butcher birds, Andy. The little critters are having a ball in the backyard. They love dust bathing by the looks.   I suppose there is no limit to the number you can have. 

Do they get the same diseases as chooks?  I wonder if they eat the same bugs as chooks?  Maybe I could sneek a couple in my back yard and nobody would notice. Oh! I forgot the python.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on March 25, 2016 at 9:05

Oh my Andy, You are having fun. Beautiful Fluffy little things. Is Roz enjoying being a mum again. Keep us posted when the eggs start to hatch. Really enjoying hearing how everything is progressing.

Comment by Sophie on March 25, 2016 at 7:36

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