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I have a few questions maybe yall can answer. I am new to quail an I want to start raising about 10 or so for egg purposes. What are some of the requirements to keep them especially this time of the year? I live in SC at nights it gets cold and when winter starts really hitting its not uncommon for us to get 15-20 degree weather before daybreak. I would be keeping them outside in a raised pen that is enclosed on three sides and the roof. Anything else I should add to the pen or to help keep them alive thru the winter?
Thanks for your time

10 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Easter Eggers, 4 Silkie, 2 Golden Comet, 2 Golden laced Wyandotte, 4 Aracana, 1 Black Sexlink, 1 Barnavelder, 2 Barred Rock, 1 Black Copper Meran, 3 Dutch Rabbits, 1 Leopard Gecko, 1 Sulcata Tortoise, 1 Rats, 1 Cat, 2 Dogs, 1 Beta Fish   

 

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10 Buff Orpingtons, 4 Easter Eggers, 4 Silkie, 2 Golden Comet, 2 Golden laced Wyandotte, 4 Aracana, 1 Black Sexlink, 1 Barnavelder, 2 Barred Rock, 1 Black Copper Meran, 3 Dutch Rabbits, 1 Leopard Gecko, 1 Sulcata Tortoise, 1 Rats, 1 Cat, 2 Dogs, 1 Beta Fish   

 

Ask yourself, If the juice is worth the squeeze?  

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I just give my quail a pile of hay for them to snuggle in when it gets cold, I have coturnix and they are fine in the winter temps up here in Mass (temps got to -20 F here last winter)

17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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17 pigeons, 15 coturnix quail, 2 roos, 6 hens. Also 5 drakes, a CCL roo that thinks he's a drake, a fat bearded dragon and 2 angora rabbits.

 

Current projects are Cinnamon Legbars (chocolate gold), chocolate/brown pigeons and silver/brown coturnix quail. My next project is a dark chocolate colored chicken with deep red/gold base that lays bright green eggs. Yes, I like the color brown.

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post #3 of 3

If your enclosure it open wire on the bottom they appreciate a snuggly box filled with hay or shavings.  I will often see four or more quail crowded into a box to keep warm.

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