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by Sandrine
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

Hi Marigold, Thank you for the advice, I think I would agree with you since this is what I would normally do with my bigger girls (the bantams), I think it's fair to say that Martha would probably benefit from the same treatment. I waited a few more days just in case, and the eggs were definitely no...
by Sandrine
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

You're welcome 😊 Well Martha is still sitting... That will be 18 days now, so 2 days overdue... I really don't think anything will happen on the hatching front. I am considering getting fertile eggs for her in case the ones she's sat on weren't actually fertile (no disrespect meant ro Charley! ). Wo...
by Sandrine
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel

Thank you very much everyone! I reallyvdo appreciate your good advice, especially as it helps me think about it from a different angle. To be fair I think the girls will be happier too because he is quite demanding on them already (probably because he is still young?) And not sure they particularly ...
by Sandrine
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel

Thank you Rick for that, it's definitely making me feel a tiny little bit better wuth the decision I may need to take. My husband is better in that way, and will not feel quite as guilty as I will... We have actually been stern with him from the beginning, and the same with Peckford, our new Hampshi...
by Sandrine
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Advice needed re my Ancona cockerel

Hi all, I absolutely love Tom my ancona cockerel to bits but at nearly 7 months old now he is becoming a bit of a nuisance in more than one way... Can fly too high (so even 6 feet fences wouldn't keep him in), far too noisy (very much likes the sound if his voice at any time if the day and night and...
by Sandrine
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

[youtube]https://youtu.be/Ln7c0gIx83U[/youtube]

Martha is still sitting 😉...
by Sandrine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

Oh I see! Very interesting :-) I will definitely make the swap over if she decides to carry on sitting,... I think I may have gotten excited a little prematurely because she has been out of the hut more often today... Either Charley's courting call was too strong for her to resist (she's not exactly...
by Sandrine
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Re: Broody Chinese Painted Quail

Thank you Marigold for the great advice! She came out a little this morning and did a little dance, a stretch, and a quick feed and back to the nest she went! So this day 4 at the moment. The cage is indoors yes, so temperatures are ok - outside it goes to freezing or below freezing at night. At the...
by Sandrine
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Quail Forum
Topic: Broody Chinese Painted Quail
Replies: 12
Views: 1060

Broody Chinese Painted Quail

Hi all! Both Charley and Martha are doing very well now that they are getting the correct nutrition... Martha has been laying pretty much everyday as well. They're very in love ;) Every evening they like merge into one big quail with two heads. It's adorable to see. They use the sand bath together.....

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