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Beginer quail questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ModernGameGrl, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. ModernGameGrl

    ModernGameGrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting a few coturnix and button quail next weekend and have a few questions.

    1. I've read button quail are monogamous so they only breed in pairs correct?
    2. How big a cage would you use for a breeding harem of coturnix quail consisting of no more than 8 birds? (1roo-4-7 hens)
    3. What age to quail begin to lay?
     
  2. chickenfinatic14

    chickenfinatic14 Out Of The Brooder

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    1. Correct they are monogamous
    2. Sorry, I don't know the answer and I am not going to make one up. [​IMG]
    3. Many start laying at 8 weeks 9 (at least for buttons)
     
  3. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix need 1 square foot per bird ...for 8 birds a 2 x4 should work

    coturnix start laying around 8 - 9 weeks.. some people says they start at 6 but is not always accurate.

    1 roo to 7 birds may be ok

    but if you want higher fertility , you should do 1 roo to 4 hens
     
  4. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:+1, Bill
     

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