Chat about keeping quail on radio

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    A video podcast of a chat I had with Rob Blackmore on Sunshine Coast Radio 90.3FM
     
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    Very good Mark. You give plenty of info for people.

    Do you get any feedback from listeners, or do you know how popular the program is? I guess it'd be hard to tell, maybe the only feedback you get is if you're asked back.
     
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    Thanks Stevo, I have no idea on the ratings or how popular our segment is but I do hope people aren't switching off!

    Rob does seem happy with how it's going but he doesn't give specifics and I don't think I could be that fwd to ask him directly... imagine how embarrassing it would be if he said, actually Mark our listeners drop as soon as you come on :blush::p

    I do know that hits on my blog website goes up by about 40% on the Monday, which equates to 200 - 300 extra visits (confirmed real visitors) and possibly a few thousand extra page hits. This definitely helps a blogger like myself.

    The sunshine coast demographics leans towards retirees so it was Robs idea to emphasise my military service, which I was reluctant to do, but older people tend to be more welcoming of vets and gardening/self-sufficiency in general.

    When he (his producer) asked me in January to do the show/segment he was pretty confident their listeners would like the content and I guess since the Station keeps asking me back it's a good sign so far.

    We have no agreement or anything I'm just happy to go on air as long as they want me I enjoy the chat it's fun and scary at the same time being live.
     
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    Mark it is really good information.
    Keep up the good work.

    Where do you get your quail from? Do you have a supplier in the area or do you use gumtree, etc?
     
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    I breed my own but when I need to get some new blood into my stock I do tend to use Gumtree yes to buy fertile eggs.

    If you are interested in the last seller/breeder I purchased eggs from on Gumtree let me know and I'll try to dig up the details because the eggs I got were very good quality and a nice mix of breeds.
     
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    Hi Mark

    Thank you for the prompt reply.
    Yes I am interested.

    Not sure how to send a personal message.

    But please send me the details, it would be much appreciated.
     
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    Unfortunately, I can't find the email from the guy I purchased the eggs from in March 2015 :( Sorry about that...

    But there are a few selling eggs on Gumtree that look ok here's the link to the Gumtree search page. The price for a dozen eggs range from about $8 to $16, which is more cost effective than buying them as chicks/adults for $5 each or even more.

    Keep in mind being winter egg supply will be down because unless the sellers/breeders are using artificial lighting quail will be off the lay until about mid-september in our part of the world.
     
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