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Winter is finally starting to creep towards the Manor. The first video showing what changes occur.

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 4, 2016 at 19:21

Another one to consider is pigeons Dave.  Homing pigeons virtually look after themselves and just come home at night to roost. You can eat the young ones (pre-flight) at around 4 weeks.  They were eaten across most of the world for milenia (until we became far too "civilised" to chow down  on perfectly good food).  They are still a delicacy in France.

Comment by Dave Riley on May 4, 2016 at 16:45

Just on quail cuisine...

Having not eaten the little birdies I wonder about the effort of raising/plucking/butchering/cooking? 

Having bred rabbits for the table (but not in Qld) I can relate to such husbandry-- but rabbits are an easy prep.

Real easy.I grew up on holiday on  farms hunting rabbits. 

Now: with the viruses -- regulations aside, not feasible at all to keep them.

So I occasionally muse about guinea pigs -- them  being of the same fam as Mr Rabbit...but then you can't beat the double attributes of poultry: eggs  + meat.

However, the GPs will mow your lawn!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 3, 2016 at 20:14

Thanks Barb. 

Comment by Lissa on May 3, 2016 at 4:54

Safe until sold.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 2, 2016 at 22:09

Hell no Dianne!  Although, they are quite safe.  Daddy couldn't eat one. 

Comment by Dianne Caswell on May 2, 2016 at 22:04

Great Video Andy, Thanks for sharing. I hope all these babies don't have names.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 2, 2016 at 21:04

I'm currently considering who is going to be sold off Susan.  I can already see that if I don't turn them over, it'll be a problem. 

Comment by Susan on May 2, 2016 at 20:38

Hey Andy,  I envision by the end of the year a complete city of quail towers taking over your entire yard :) 

Our little Ducka is no more - hubby killed him on the weekend for me and I've gutted an plucked him.  I've put him in the freezer for a little while so hopefully Zac will forget we once had a duck or at least not associate the meat we are eating with the disappeared Ducka.  No more ducks for me - too messy. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 2, 2016 at 18:14

On BLF and gumtree Lissa.  

Comment by Lissa on May 2, 2016 at 6:18

You've grown so fond of the babies you've raised - so many! Can't come at killing them hey. I wouldn't have a hope of doing the same. 

So you hope to sell them on. Where would you advertise Andy?

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