New arrivals

You wouldn’t have thought February was a popular time to start hatching, but over the weekend we’ve been fortunate enough to have 70 new chicks hatch and all are growing fast. We have a mixture of the bigger Coturnix and the small Chinese Painted quail, here’s a picture showing you just how different they are (and hence why we keep them in separate brooders at this age – they mix quite happily in the aviary once full feathered). As you can see, the Chinese Painted chick was a little camera shy.CPQ-Jap chick crop

 

Poultry sale tomorrow

We will be attending the Mole Valley poultry sale at Bridgewater, Somerset on the 4th October – bringing along plenty of point of lay quail including Japanese, Italian and Chinese Painted. We’ll also be bringing a few budgies along from this years hatch. Hope to see you there!