Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    So Isa Browns are known for it? hmmm Cause that is what Lulu is, Lucy is a RIR and never had any issues from her.
     
  2. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shell grit I use is mostly oyster shell.
    They also get scrambled eggs with crushed shell in it every couple of days.
    Is there anything else I can add from the pantry to bring up the calcium more?
    I don't have calcium powder, but I have calcium vitamins, Would they help?
    I am trying to put it down to new layer teething problems.
    Pepper our BSL is a steady little layer now and her egg shells are perfect.
    When she has laid those sqooshy eggs, she seems upset. Then she pops it out and eats it straight away.
    She never eats eggs with shells on.
    Is she trying to get rid of the evidence, I wonder?
    Just plain weird how they would eat something that comes out their own bottom like that.[​IMG]
     
  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Yah :ya :weee
     
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  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Omg how cute :love
     
  5. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SandeeC can you hatch these from an egg? If so send me some . . . [​IMG]
     
  6. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol I think I'd have more than 1 if we could hatch them lol Son would want more and more lol
    She's a handful :(
     
  7. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet she is. So fluffy and cute.
     
  8. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to have a rant. [​IMG]
    I have been searching all over the internet for fertile king quail eggs.
    I keep stumbling over these parrot sites, that keep reviewing the king quail as an aviary cleaner. GRRRRRR [​IMG]
    I have corrected them as much as I could, but just their attitude about quail in general was horrible and verged somewhere between neglect and plane out abuse.
    Their so called information about king quails, was un-researched and totally incorrect.
    This was all on parrot sites, never on finch or other sites.
    Are there really that many parrot owners out there in Australia, that think its okay to neglect or even hurt other species of birds that are not parrots?
    I was just astounded how many idiots there are out there.
    I breed canaries and I consider my king quail as equals to my canaries. Each species with their own special needs and requirements, but as equally important.
    And then there are the chooks and the cat, who think they are the king and queens of our place.
     
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  9. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Some people do indeed think they are just used as cage cleaners. I am not sure you would every be able to change their minds. I have told many a person that bought jap quails off me that they should be not house with chickens. Some think i am crazy saying that and their really is nothing else i can do but to offer my opinion and what they do after that is up to them. My quails only get the best too but so does every other animal here including my elderly cat that has a special feed designed just for his age. I am a parrot owner too so we are not all uneducated thankfully :)
     
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  10. satay

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    I think broccoli is good for calcium or absorbing it, you could try kale and bok choy too. Also try some plain greek yoghurt if you have any laying about., If you can pick some up cheap might be worth a try.
     
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