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Best breed of quail for a neighborhood?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SpringChicken2, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. SpringChicken2

    SpringChicken2 Just Hatched

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    Hello, I am getting my first batch of quail in the spring and I am wondering what breed would be the best for living in a subdivision? Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have experience with coturnix and I love them, what purpose are you keeping the quail for? [​IMG]
     
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  3. SpringChicken2

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    Ok I have heard great things about Coturnix Quail, so I will probably get them. I am keeping them for their eggs because I have heard they taste way better than chicken eggs and are considered a delicacy in some parts of the world. However, I will not use them for meat because I would probably get to attached[​IMG]
     
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then that works out because a group of coturnix hens aren't going to be loud - the worst you'll hear is some cricket chirping if they're calling for a mate and maybe some soft creepy screeches during egg laying time :p

    Shouldn't bother your neighbours, a dog barking is waaaaaay louder and they will probably think it's crickets if they even notice it :)
     
  5. SpringChicken2

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    Now I really think I will get Quail because of all of your Guy's advice and comments! I just want to say THANK YOU so much!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have really close neighbours and they haven't even noticed I have them as they only make cricket chirping noises which is super cute but can barely hear them over the sound of running water as I have a pond with a waterfall ! I have 7 quail one male and 6 girls ! X I love them my little monsters ! X
     
  7. LoveInNature

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    I have 5 adult hens. I started out with 7 and learned how much snakes love them.

    At Christmas we hatched our first batch. 7 out of 12 viable eggs have survived to be 2 weeks old.

    I have another batch in the incubator of Giants and Goliath. (Larger cotunix selectively bred for their size).

    So just warning you; it can turn into an empire!
     
  8. SpringChicken2

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    Dani xxx, do you live in a neighborhood, and If so, do u have a homeowners association?
     
  9. SpringChicken2

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    LoveInNature, yep i have heard that with chickens, they are like potatoe chips, you just can't have one![​IMG]
     
  10. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey I live in the U.K. So we don't have homeowners associations here sorry we can do what we like here
     

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