I've been reading through all the previous posts trying to work out whether I should replace the two birds that got eatten last week. I fear that "Farmer Joe" who sold us the 8 we bought originally, saw us coming, and sold us one-step-up from pigeons. I was at the feed store yesterday looking at the POL's which were 18 weeks old - the same age I was told ours are. Except the ones at the feed store were twice the size of ours. So, I'm wondering should I replace the missing birds - I don't think our family is going to get enough eggs from just 6 birds. And if so, I've read about the need to quarantine the new ones - is this just adult birds? And what age constitutes "adult". And if not quarantining them, then how do I intergrate them? Last question - if I was going to buy a book, so I could stop asking stupid questions - what would be the best book to buy?