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Two birds, one stone!

April 20th, 2010 by Heidi

The weekend didn’t just have people coming and going, we also sold all the quail and another of the ducks, leaving us with only 2 males and 8 females. Having the double benefit of providing a little extra cash and fewer mouths to feed.


Population statistics

April 5th, 2010 by Heidi

Today I updated our population statistics page for last month, in part because it is easier to manage if I update it at the beginning of every month, and partly as a review of our numbers in anticipation of moving.



December 31st, 2009 by Heidi

It has been quite a year for us, it has been our first full year here on our little farm.


New quail pen

November 23rd, 2009 by Heidi

I was feeling very unhappy with our quail accommodations, they were not big enough for the number of adult birds we have, or at least they weren’t big enough as far as I am concerned – I don’t really care much for what the agricultural industry considers is adequate space for livestock.


Fluff ‘n’ feathers

June 15th, 2009 by Heidi

Friday afternoon I started hearing peeping from the next bantam hen sitting on a nest. By the time Steve got home we had one fluffy little chick and one who was getting close to dried off and fluffy. By Saturday we had three lovely little chicks.


Geese Get Gone!

June 9th, 2009 by Heidi

We hope you wont quail from this evening’s blog post!



March 13th, 2009 by Heidi

Isn’t it eggs-tremely eggs-citing!


Quail eggs!

February 20th, 2009 by Heidi

Tuesday we got our first Quail egg, they are so pretty. They then took a day off, but we have now had three! The friend we got them from tells me we can expect an egg a day.


First hatching!

February 4th, 2009 by Heidi

Well it wasn’t a hatching here, but it was the first hatching from the eggs of our Chanteclers! Three weeks ago we traded 9 eggs for a pair of quail. Our friend awoke this morning to discover that 6 of the 9 had hatched! We will have to wait and see what happens with the other 3. But even if they don’t hatch, 6 chicks isn’t bad considering the temperatures the barn was reaching when the eggs were being laid. Even with me checking the barn repeatedly during the day we had some freeze solid (not the ones we passed on for hatching of course)!


Blue Eggs!

January 28th, 2009 by Heidi

You may have read that back on the 15th we did some re-arranging of the fowl that are currently living in the house. The chicks and quail got new bigger digs upstairs, safely shut in the pens in the spare bedroom, leaving our little bantam with the whole dog crate to herself.


A quail in the hand ….

January 12th, 2009 by Heidi

We had quite a busy Sunday, we began the research for what will hopefully be our next big exciting venture on the homestead, with a visit to another farm and a long chat with some very nice and helpful people! We also may, we hope, have found a new ‘partner’ for another smaller, but no less exciting venture. I am afraid though that in the interests of not ‘jinxing’ anything – thats all I am prepared to say! You will just have to keep checking in to see what we are up to!