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How to pluck a quail. Or managing the number of male quails in a city farm.

This is a practical clip that gives me no great joy. There is a reality to bbreeding Japanese quails, even on a tiny city farm.

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Comment by Jeff Kiehne on April 11, 2019 at 8:11

If your breeding for meat  would keep the heavier males that produce more meat.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 10, 2019 at 19:30

Actually, I just keep the prettiest ones, or those of less common colour.   Even the angry ones calm down when there's not many other blokes around. 

Comment by Lissa on April 10, 2019 at 4:51

By killing the more aggressive males you may eventually breed a more passive bunch do you think?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 9, 2019 at 18:37

I used to remove the skin, feathers and all.  It's a really quick method but I think it lets the birds dry out.  

Oh, I really only kill them when I have too many males and they start to injure each other.

Comment by Lissa on April 8, 2019 at 14:59

Good video Andy.

How were you taking the feathers off before you tried this method?

Not gory :) but I doubt if I could do what you do....I couldn't bring myself to kill my snails!

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 8, 2019 at 13:29

That's my guess Jeff.  I did appeal and explained that it was a food mushroom kit sold commonly in major hardwares over here.  I doubt a human even read my reply.  The Peruvian apple got banned as well.  Too phallic in shape apparently.  I'm apparently a real rogue! 

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on April 8, 2019 at 9:34

Sweet corn is a slang word for drugs  its also possible to get banned for video with sweet corn  did they think  drug mushroom growing.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 7, 2019 at 21:40

Youtube is a weird and wonderful place.  They banned a video I put up on growing a button mushroom kit.  There's no actual violence (as in killing) shown so it should be okay.  

Comment by Jeff Kiehne on April 7, 2019 at 18:35

Any chance they will censor for violent content on youtube.

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