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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:53 am 
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Already at the food and water - no prompting needed there.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:25 pm 
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Sounds great Sue. Photos please!

Mine both hatched late (possibly due to the eggs being old) so you never know, you might get a couple more.

Mine are doing great, but I caught one crowing the other day and with the amount of crowing I heard this morning the other is probably male too. Darn. At least I can use them to breed my current girls, it would be nice to continue the line.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:28 pm 
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Golden Pheasants are spring loaded too, had 2 jump out of brooder at 3 days old


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:30 pm 
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Not the best pics - taken from above in a deep bar fridge brooder


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:54 pm 
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I just want to thank you all for this really nice "feel good" bunch of posts. This positive stuff is typical of the encouraging and supportive group of people you all are towards each other. I have had an absolute crapper of the last few days and reading / following this thread has (at last) put a real smile on my face.
For those of you that managed to get living quail from "eating eggs", rather than eggs sold for hatching, I congratulate you and truly wish you fun with your new birds.

I am sure there are many others that have either enjoyed following this thread or been happy just seeing how everyone is "like a bit of family".
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Wish you all the best.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:04 pm 
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Thanks Okaru. It was a fun experiment.
I still prefer the forum to face book for the same reasons.
Hope things pick up for you. This time of the year doesn't help with any one's stress levels.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:52 pm 
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I completely agree with Okaru. It has been delightful to follow this thread. Thanks so much for sharing, Sue55 and KChook.

I also agree that Facebook doesn't compare well. So much anger out there in FB land... sigh.

People are positive and very patient on here, I've noticed. Those of you with a lot of experience go over the same things time and again for less experienced people. It is much appreciated. :th

Okaru wishing you a happier week to come. :flyou

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Thanks...
So, given slightly different markings, would the two hatches beween KChook and Sue55 be different varieties?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Mine, I think, have wild type markings but KChooks chick pics are about 2 weeks older than mine. Were yours like this at first KChook?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:26 am 
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No mine were darker even at that age. I agree you probably have wild types.

They are so cute. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:04 am 
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Okaru wrote:
.... really nice "feel good" bunch of posts. .... .

Agreed. (There is something about quail and guinea pigs that brings out the best in people).

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:37 pm 
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I think it might also have something to do with keeping chooks that brings out the best in people.

Or, maybe, the people that choose to keep them (and/or quail and guinea pigs....) are special.......

Should be more of it!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:49 am 
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Well, there were some strange goings on at our place on Thursday night.

On Friday Morning, the Silkie who had gone to sleep on 6 Sussex chicks woke with 4 hyperactive Quail kindies, :OOO : Santa had added 3 Sussex chicks to the 13 Barnevelder chicks under the Croad mum :laie and the broody Sussex woke up with 3 Sussex chicks as well as the 7 Plymouth Rock chicks that she had taken to bed :huh?
This morning every one seems to be happy.


mr sue55 thinks that all the incubators have gone into Summer recess :tutut :sh

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Maybe you need a few more quail then, Sue. To use up the game bird starter. The waste would be terrible. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:10 am 
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[quote="sue55"]Well, there were some strange goings on at our place on Thursday night.

On Friday Morning, the Silkie who had gone to sleep on 6 Sussex chicks woke with 4 hyperactive Quail kindies, :OOO : Santa had added 3 Sussex chicks to the 13 Barnevelder chicks under the Croad mum :laie and the broody Sussex woke up with 3 Sussex chicks as well as the 7 Plymouth Rock chicks that she had taken to bed :huh?
This morning every one seems to be happy.


mr sue55 thinks that all the incubators have gone into Summer recess :tutut :sh


Oh my god, that is hilarious! I'm glad Santa shared some treats around, but I feel for the Silkie who has ended up with the spring-loaded pom-poms! And the Barnevelder is going to be busy! Crikey!

I sympathise with Mr Sue55. Mr Chickenboots is a long-suffering hero as well; laying turf just for the dogs and chickens to enjoy recently, having his stuff chewed up by rescue dogs, his garden destroyed, not to mention having his garage filled with sundry lumps of timber I have collected from the hard rubbish a week ago to paint on. :-)

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