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Shipley
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Hello from New Zealand

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Hello, Helen here from sunny Gisborne in NZ, originally from Oxton, Wirral. My husband & I took the plunge nearly 5 yrs ago at the age of 54 to emigrate to NZ and haven’t looked back! Unfortunately I had to rehome my beautiful Pekin Bantams & Frizzle 😥

I currently have 6 chickens, 1 Pekin Bantam, 1 Silkie & 4 Silkie x, all my girls are able to free range in the garden, we don’t have foxes here! I recently acquired a Pair of Chinese/Button Quail, 12 mths old complete with cage, which is why I have joined this forum as I am looking at improving their living arrangement. Looking forward in being a part of this forum 🥰
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Marigold
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Re: Hello from New Zealand

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Hi Helen, and a big welcome to our first member from NZ! I think a lot of people nowadays wish they could join you there. I’m looking forward to hearing more from you and about your various birds.
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Re: Hello from New Zealand

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Hi and welcome to the forum. No foxes, something we can only dream of here. Hope you find lots of useful information, and enjoy our ramblings
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Hi from me too! Welcome.
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Shipley
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Seed mixes for Button Quail

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My recently acquired button quail, who I’ve named BillyBob & Suzy Q! Came with some feed which was a finch & millet mix, are there any other seeds I can add to this, I also give them a green leaf of something daily, yesterday they had some cucumber, I understand they need some protein, what would be a good source of this.

They now have a sand dust bath with Diatom in it which Suzy Q loves😻
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dianefairhall
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Re: Hello from New Zealand

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Hi there, Helen! We don't have foxes in the Outer Hebrides either. Just enormous white-tailed eagles!
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Hen-Gen
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Re: Hello from New Zealand

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    Welcome Helen. No foxes, eagles or vineyards here!
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