Bobwhite

Average User Rating:
4.27273/5,
  • Breed Colors/Varieties:
    *Snowflake
    *Orange
    *Mexican Speckled
    *White
    *Silver
    *Smokey/Gray
    *Tennessee Red
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    Bobwhites provided food for settlers. They were also used for meat, eggs, and hunting. Bobwhite quail are and were famous for their flight action for hunting! The settlers used them for that
    reason, and the meat.
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  • Breed Details:
    They ARE aggressive, especially in breeding season. The chicks need a 24% (or better) Gamebird Starter (GBS) and fresh water available at all times, I also like to put marbles in the waterer to prevent drowning. Also, if you keep them on ground, you will have to deworm them with pumpkins or Wazine 17. Incubation period is 23-24 days. VERY FLIGHTY! They usually lay an egg every other day. Used for meat and hunting. Usually around 12-14 oz. Quiet. They are seasonal layers.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. HarleyQuailison
    5/5,
    "I Love My Pet Bobwhites"
    Pros - Very Beautiful feathering. Sweet and easy to tame from chick. Not too much work. Make me happy!!
    Cons - I need to learn more about certain quirky behavior that has arrison and is stressing me!
    I've only had my Bobwhites for a total of 27 weeks now. I am down to one male, one female. The female was hand raised by me, so she seems to really depend on me, and I sometimes think she is confused about the fact that I am human, and not her mate. She absolutely loves me and is so adorable!! The remaining male is sweet as can be and is learning from her to trust me as well, although he doesn't want to be held, he does come out to me to be pet. They are so cute and do the funniest things sometimes. I love my Bobwhites!!! IMAG6712.jpg IMAG6712.jpg IMAG6712.jpg IMAG6774.jpg IMAG6754.jpg IMAG6753.jpg IMAG6752.jpg IMAG6749.jpg IMAG6748.jpg IMAG6739.jpg IMAG6737.jpg IMAG6727.jpg IMAG6725.jpg IMAG6712.jpg IMAG6774.jpg IMAG6754.jpg IMAG6753.jpg IMAG6752.jpg IMAG6749.jpg IMAG6748.jpg IMAG6739.jpg IMAG6737.jpg IMAG6727.jpg IMAG6725.jpg IMAG6478.jpg IMAG6477.jpg IMAG6473~2.jpg IMAG6056.jpg IMAG6054.jpg IMAG5941.jpg IMAG5677.jpg IMAG5643.jpg IMAG5449.jpg IMAG6712.jpg IMAG6774.jpg IMAG6754.jpg IMAG6753.jpg IMAG6752.jpg IMAG6749.jpg IMAG6748.jpg IMAG6739.jpg IMAG6737.jpg IMAG6727.jpg IMAG6725.jpg IMAG6478.jpg IMAG6477.jpg IMAG6473~2.jpg IMAG6056.jpg IMAG6054.jpg IMAG5941.jpg IMAG5677.jpg IMAG5643.jpg IMAG5449.jpg IMAG5449.jpg IMAG5643.jpg IMAG5677.jpg IMAG5941.jpg IMAG6054.jpg IMAG6054.jpg IMAG6056.jpg IMAG6473~2.jpg IMAG6473~2.jpg IMAG6477.jpg IMAG6478.jpg IMAG6478.jpg IMAG6477.jpg IMAG6473~2.jpg IMAG6725.jpg IMAG6727.jpg IMAG6727.jpg IMAG6737.jpg IMAG6739.jpg IMAG6739.jpg IMAG6748.jpg IMAG6749.jpg IMAG6752.jpg IMAG6753.jpg IMAG6754.jpg IMAG6774.jpg
    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    $5 each for younger 2 and $80 for 25 eggs with only 1 survivor-1st try Plus housing, feed, worms, water, vitamins,medicine, toys, etc.
    Purchase Date:
    July 22 2018 for the two little ones at 2 weeks old and Mar 8th for Egg girl came from
  2. TheHermanHomestead
    5/5,
    "Miss my Bobwhites"
    Pros - Hardy, beautiful, great egg layers
    Cons - None
    We raised Bobwhites for 2 years. We would get 500 day old chicks at a time. The chicks can be fragile just like anything, but once they are fully feathered they can be placed into a flight pen.

    They are very flighty, which they are suppose to be. The eggs are absolutely adorable and make great boiled eggs for snacks. And the best part is the males call. I truly miss having them around. Maybe one day we'll get more, but it wont be 500 (that's a lot of work).

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    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    $2 per chick
    Purchase Date:
    2015
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  3. Age-of-Goositude
    4/5,
    "Timid Birds"
    Pros - adorable, pudgy, sweet
    Cons - Timid, shy, flighty
    Bobwhites are great little birds, they look like obese falcons but are very timid birds. When you hold them they like being petted. Bobwhites are kinda ditzy but that's okay. They're eggs are very egg shaped if you know what I mean, tiny and white about the size of pigeon eggs. They're super shy and flighty like you're going to kill them even though they know you're gonna get your hands in their area to feed them and give them fresh water.
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    Purchase Price:
    $10 Each ( I got 6)
    Purchase Date:
    About a month ago
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User Comments

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  1. PoultryAddict 1
    you obviously raised them WRONG,
    they are VERY hardy and nice birds. If your gonna post a bad and incorrect review that discourges new quail owners,
    kindly delete your review.
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  2. dc3085
    This isn't really an accurate review. Bobwhites are not that hard to raise if you have experience dealing with gamebirds. Did you brood them under red lights? How much brooder space did you give them? How much feed space did you have and how many chicks had to use it?
  3. MichStep
    I think my quail got ate because we have LOTS of hunters, ciotties, bears, hawks, cougars, opossums, raccons, skunks, and some foxes.
  4. chickengeorgeto
    You do kept Bobwhite quail, right? I ask because Coutrix quail are migratory.

    Bobwhites like to roost in coveys so they call quietly to each other through the day then at dusk they roundavue and roost on the ground. The calling of the "lost" call or Judas bird lures the other Bobwhites into the cage and a funnel shaped opening makes it difficult for them to find their way out. However the Bobs inside of hawks and other predators never come home.
  5. Majd
    Wow I'll try this! !! I'm getting some coutrix this summer!! But the hunters are everywhere and I'm afraid they shoot all my babies ( noone except for us obay to the laws and ordinances here
  6. chickengeorgeto
    Keep some call birds in your pens and the parolees will keep returning to feed. You can even fashion a recapture cage and rotate the birds being released.
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  7. Hugeroost
    You have to keep some penned up on your place and the ones you release will stay around, I have 100 acres and have it stocked with Cunningham and Georgia giant bobwhite, they come to the deerfeeders and eat.
      Stepnout likes this.
  8. MichStep
    Well me and some of my neighbors wanted to get them started around here but they all died we think I mean its been 2+ years and we haven't seen or heard them...
  9. dikbiscuit
    Why'd you have to let them go?
  10. Quail Jailer
    Yeah, thats the first thing I thought of when she said they were not hard to catch....

    Mtgrl, I think I would edit my post....

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