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post #11 of 16
We have had our Chinese quail 3 weeks now they make tiny little cheeping noises almost continuously but they are so quiet you have to stand and listen for them the males also make a noise we thought was snoring lol to be honest that noise does get on my nerves but yet again it is quiet, they also crow but that is quite cute and no louder than keeping a budgie or the sparrows outside. My male decided to crow at 2.30 the other morning now that seemed loud and I haven't worked out why he did it. Silly bird should have been asleep. I keep them in a large catch in the house by the way.
Good luck with your quail, I too have miserable neighbours sad.png
post #12 of 16

If your neighbours will complain about chickens (I assume not just the rooster since you had to get rid of all of them) then they may very well complain about the quail. Not saying yours are but there are some wacky neighbours out there - if they see you 'getting away' with keeping another type of similar animal, they may up the ante.

 

To prepare for such an event I would find out your local bylaw's maximum noise decibels limit. Measure the sound of neighbour's dogs barking from your lot & an equal distance away the sound of your quail. Quail & chicken are much quieter than your average dog bark, btw.

 

If the noise complaint is for night-time sounds then prepare for a night shelter for your quail where you can 'box in' their sound.

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post #13 of 16
I have a 2 week old quails who makes a loud whistling call sound..is that a male. I have 20 abd only a couple do thus
Edited by shellikirbey - 4/22/16 at 12:15pm
post #14 of 16

my texas a and m,s are worst than a rooster,all night long

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Ratassasin View Post
 

I've just had to get rid of my chickens due to some miserable neighbours. My five year old daughter was devastated so i thort quails would be a beter option but someone has thrown a spanner in the works by telling me they can be quite loud is this true?

 

 

What I noticed with the 8 that I have (6 female/2 males) is that they 'can' be somewhat loud but generally you wouldn't even know that their in the backyard.  And 'loud' is subjective.  Not as loud as a chicken or rooster by any stretch.  And too be honest, the wild birds in the trees around the neighborhood are louder.  Any sound the quail might make blends into (or drowned out) by the wild birds.  Normally it's a very soft sound that just doesn't travel.  

 

I have neighbors on one side and in the back.  I'm 100% sure they don't even know I have quail.  

post #16 of 16

Young males tend to crow more than older ones, in my experience.

There are a number of reasons for this. I tend to keep only one male per 15 females. I still have good fertility. The last batch of 30 I put in the incubator, only four were infertile. I only hatch for myself not to sell, this is acceptable to me.

I tend to start culling males when they start crowing non stop. The ones that crow the most often, cull. The loudest, most shrill also go hang out in the garage until cull day. I also winnow out any mean, overly aggressive. What I'm left with are a few mellow, softly crowing males with plenty of females. All of my males so far seem to follow the same pattern. They discover they can crow, than go through a period where they won't stop. The novelty wears off or maybe they figure out it's a health hazard. The crowing drops off dramatically. Only a few times a day.

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