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
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- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
reason, and the meat.
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.
Recent User Reviews
"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!!!WannaBeHillBilly likes this.
"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).
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.