Advice for new owner of coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by poorchiknfarmer, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. poorchiknfarmer

    poorchiknfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    i just recently bought a few coturnix quail and while i have done some research i would gladly appreciate any advice from some more experienced coturnix owners. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. qlicer49

    qlicer49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you need to know, I've had mine for a little while, do you need advice on cages, food, light/temps?
     
  3. poorchiknfarmer

    poorchiknfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    anything world be helpful!
     
  4. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I read the title I was thinking, "read as much as you can before you buy quail", but then when I clicked on the reply button, I saw that you have already purchased your quail. Being that you are from Mississippi State, here is a link that I like to share that I think helps out. Some of this is geared toward the "commercial" breeder, but it can be down-sized to fit your needs.
    I hope this helps.
    James
    Roll Tide.
     
  5. poorchiknfarmer

    poorchiknfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
  6. quail31

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    Get some millet seed. Plant it and wait for it to grow. When it gets to about 5 inches and feed it to them. Mine go crazy for it. And its a good treat!! an alternative to lettuce.
    Things like budgie and canary mix can be mixed in with their food.
    and hard boiled eggs are good for a weekly treat.
    Add plain yoghurt to their water
    Handle them and show them affection. Then they become tame which i find easier!!
    Toss a few mealworms in for them. However these are quite expensive.
    Make sure you keep their area clean to prevent nasty bacteria etc....
    if you have any males make sure they dont mate aggresively . cuz ive had a few deaths due to aggressive males

    Just use some common sense and do what YOU think is best.
    hope this helped


    Quail 31
     
  7. EggShells2013

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    I love this this thread ...I have Quails myself and like reading anything itmwillmhelpme to expand my knowledge.
     
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