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Animals

More Quail Chicks

We decided that 17 quail just wasn’t enough, and seeing as we had already collected two dozen eggs it seemed a shame to just eat them, so we stuck them in the incubator, as well as another two dozen that we got from someone in Cardwell. (Thanks for the lift dad.) The 23 eggs from […]

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Animals

Lego Wheelchair for Splay Legged Chick

How do you fix splay legs when they’re going out the back? When they’re out the sides it’s easy but you can’t really tie a chick’s legs to its beak, no matter how good your intentions are. We tried lots of stuff but nothing worked. We were getting a bit desperate and we couldn’t come […]

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Animals

Hatching Quail

We got five quail from a friend of a friend, one boy and four girls. They had been fed medicated feed so we couldn’t eat the eggs for two weeks, and we had an incubator so when we had 21 eggs we stuck them in. One wasn’t fertile but the rest were good. On day […]

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Food

Pigeon Pie

So we had a bit of a problem. The wild birds kept getting into the chook house and eating all of their feed. Dad wouldn’t let us keep them as pets so we fixed the problem in a slightly different way. The birds learned really quickly that when we came over that they should fly […]