Originally Posted by r88d3r
I'm new to this gonna order some eggs what incubator would you guys recommend ?
Anything works for coturnix eggs. I have a home made contraption, but have used Hovabators too. They all work but it takes practice so get some eggs and try it. There are many threads here about incubating. Do your research and read a lot, you will be better prepared.
Originally Posted by new user
Well I bought 15 coturnix from a local fella, and I might end up going back and getting a lot more. I currently keep them in a pretty large tote with a portion of the lid cut up and window screening covering that. So far they are all still alive and well. They are starting to chirp a lot.
I have mine on 28% game feed just for the simple fact it cost the same as 22-26% stuff.
The higher the protein the better for chicks. Adults can do well on the 26%. Try not to go less for coturnix, they need it for their high production rates.
Originally Posted by Jkraft
@AK Baha I tried raising quail indoors. I had texas a&m in a large bird cage but they only used the bottom of it never went on any branches. My biggest complaint is they stink. I have chickens and I thought the smell was much worse. I ended up moving them outside. How did you make out?
Yes they smell worse than chickens. Keep the bedding clean, keep their feeders and waterers clean too or you will end up with chicks with enteritis. Don't crowd them or they smell worse. I brood everything outside. I don't want any feather dust in my house, I have family members with allergies.
Edited by Sill - 10/19/15 at 11:18pm