My menstrual maniac (The (Thai) wife) was rummaging round my hard drive (ooer, missus....sounds painful!!!) and internet connection, when she happened upon a forum for her home country that i had bookmarked a long time ago, and hadn't even visited in a while.
Anyway, on one section (the farming one) she saw someone had posted about keeping quails for their egg production. She then started enthusing (if you've never seen a Thai woman enthuse, its a sight to both behold and to be afraid of, lol!!!) about how easy money could be made for little effort, using this post she saw.
When i looked at it, what struck me was the fact that whoever made the post, while obviously knowledgeable on the subject, tended to "over-egg the pudding" somewhat. He mentioned figures of 1000 birds in an 8' X 10' space, that would generate 1000 eggs per day, and would earn an amount that, to give some idea of, lets just say its about 3 times average salary in Thailand. 30,000 Thai Baht per month, for those familiar with Thailand.
All this, for a mere hours easy work per day.
Of course, the wife latched onto those figures and multiplied them by 4. Get 4000 birds, do 4 hours a day, and watch the money roll in. She was on the phone to her sister in a flash, and (you've guessed it!!!) SHE wants in on it now as well. Thats eight hours a day, and "this time next year, Rodney, well be millionares!" with reference to a well known (in UK at least) TV program. The father in law and mother in law are, no doubt licking their lips at the prospect of an old age in the lap of luxury, provided by their doting (and now, soon to be wealthy) offspring.
My role in life these days seems to be that of managing the expectations of both her, and, even harder to do, those of her family. I am talking of parents, brothers, sisters, close friends etc. All of whom think they know it all, and that i live in a place called Fooik Hall when it comes to knowing ANYTHING at all about anything.
So, just as an opening gambit, i would like to ask..........is it THAT easy to raise quails?
I will go into a more questioning mode soon, and ask more specific questions later
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, lol!!!!!!
(edited for typos and spellung misteaks)