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wellington womble

Single quail

Due to the stupidity of quail (and in a bid to monopolise the poultry section!), I now have one lonely lady. Her friend escaped over the head of my chicken sitter while I was on holiday, and her husband (I suspect) flew into the side of the coop last night and damaged his neck. I found him unable to stand, with a twisted neck this morning and as he was no better this afternoon (he couldn't get off his side, and was unable to eat or drink) I put him out of his misery this afternoon.

So what to do with Ms Quail? I very much want some more, but everyone says you can't introduce new ones. I had thought of roasting her, and getting some new ones in a couple of weeks once the cockerels go, because it would ease housing pressure. But she's my favourite colour and it seems extreme if she won't mind a short solitary spell and can be mixed with a new flock later.
Bodger

You wont be able to add any females but you should be able to add a male bird.
Once again its just a shame that everyone is spread so far and wide. I say this, because I just happen to have some spare cock birds.
wellington womble

Yes it is a nusciance. It'll be a pain keeping one pair separate, mind. I'll have to buy another house just for them, which seems a bit daft. It also seems a bit daft to cull her, for no other reason though.
Bodger

I've just started keeping quail. I managed to get ten eggs to hatch and nine out of the ten were males. I gave the hen and the cock to a friends and ate or gave the rest away. I ended up buying nine yearling laying quail in.
wellington womble

I impulse bought a trio, but I'd like more ladies. J adores the little eggs, especially poached. What do you keep them in?
Bodger

Photo later on today.
wellington womble

Problem solved. The daft thing escaped.
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