Best pet breed that will lay eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailbuddy, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am interested in having about three to four quails as pets but would like them to lay eggs [​IMG] What is the best breed that will lay eggs and is it ok to get four Females ?
     
  2. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
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    Yes,it is ok to have 4 females and I would choose jumbo brown coturnix.
     
  3. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, and at what age do you recommend getting them ?[​IMG]
     
  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Well if your only looking for 4 then I think the only way you can get them is adults,but try checking around your area and see if people are selling chicks,when you raise them from baby chicks they will become more ocostumed to you and not so flighty.
     
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    You could go for just about any of the coturnix. I personally like the goldens. They're a little "fancier" than the browns, but they're still just as easy to sex them. They're also supposed to be just as calm as the regular browns... the other colors aren't supposed to be as calm.
     
  6. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay thank you [​IMG] and My sister wants chickens can I have the elclosure have a divider for he quails ?
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    No, the chooks will probably peck through the divider, not to mention the disease issues.
     
  8. Quailbuddy

    Quailbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :(okay then i wont do that can they be across the yard ? about 35 feet away from each other ?
     
  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Honestly, I'm not sure on that one.
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That would more than likely be fine so long as you maintain biological issolation--- dont mix feed/ water bowls togather and strict handwashing between the 2 different birds.
     

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