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Episode 5 of our Corona virus lockdown is all about the birds here at the tiny farm. Japanese quail and chickens.

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Comment by Dave Riley on March 30, 2020 at 20:58

Just on laying times, we had a BarneVelder -- until it died. Cost us $40.

But this breed will lay through the winter and supposedly for longer than other breeds.

The Caboolture Poultry Club sells them. The club runs a stall on Sundays at the Feedmania Feed Store on Beerburrum Rd just down from the markets.

PermaPoultry should also sell them or be able to get them.

Lovely bird.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 30, 2020 at 13:44

Oh,  and I'm amazed you got POL girls.  They are rarer than hens teeth right now (pun intended). 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 30, 2020 at 12:39

I can't let my quails join with the chickens unless they are raised together.  The chooks will attack them otherwise. You shouldn't have missed the window yet because the day length is still long enough.  My quails have always continued to lay during winter.

Comment by Sophie on March 30, 2020 at 9:14
Actually Andy, poultry questions for you - I have my two hens now who are at point of lay and really shoudl be laying now I think (24-6 weeks maybe?). Have I missed the seasonal window do you reckon? will I have an eggless winter and have to wait til Spring? And do quails continue to lay during winter..? seriously considering some quailes to join the crew....
Comment by Sophie on March 30, 2020 at 9:08
awesome! sorry for the chooky scare, glad she's recovering well.

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