Best type of quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silkielover5, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been thinking about getting quail but can't decide on what type. They would be kept in a large insulated pen its probably about 4 ft by 3 ft in my shed ( lots of natural light, ill post picture later) I'm not a fan of the brown color I like the snowflake pattern and the painted, love button quail but heard they have to be kept indoors?
     
  2. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or possible call ducks?
     
  3. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends what you want them for?
     
  4. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Showing and just for fun, could button quail be ok in a heated pen?
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Buttons need to be kept indoors at room temp. They are CUTER than buttons. LOL
     
  6. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few of these the top ones have a plexiglass screen that slides over the wire front and have a dimmer switch so I can control the temp
     
  7. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that will work great. Is that one of your silkies? Very nice!
     
  9. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That's actually one of my cochin bantams just bought her so she's in isolation for a bit. I have chicks in one here in WI it's been about 30 degrees but its keeping it at around 80 and the lights not even fully on so it holds heat pretty well. Could buttons be good in there? Haha they are just so adorable and have prettier colors than other quail! And how many of any breed could I keep in one?
     
  10. robopetz

    robopetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, it's hard to see in that pic lol. 80 would be ok for them. As for diff breeds I'm not sure cause I only have buttons right now. I'll be getting some coturnix soon and plan to keep both coturnix and buttons together.
     

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