Lurgy seems to have struck our family once more. Even the dog has a dribbly nose. The rest of us either have hacking coughs and luminous green snot (the grubs) or heads full of gunk, pain and ears that no longer function.
We are now down to 25 Quail. They went outside in their new abode at the weekend and we split them into two groups, the once that were biggest and even in one, and the smaller ones in another pen.
Within a couple of days many of the smaller ones had caught up to the size of the bigger ones. They grow so fast.
This little chap didn’t make it though. The man and I (as well as our next door neighbour) had been looking at him for a couple days and trying to decide what to do, since he is clearly not right. Yesterday when feeding them i discovered nature had taken its course and little chap was dead.
In chicken news five of the kids went to their new home on Saturday and are settling in well. You can really see the difference in the faster growing commercial breeds compared with the slow growing pure breeds now. They are nearly twice the size!