Bobwhite quails already at home in Europe

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PortugalBreeder, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Already get my Bobwhite quails! [​IMG] Here in europe they are exotic (and rare) birds, costed me 30 bucks (european bucks) for 3 quails but I paid that of good will!
    I'm really happy with them, they look healthy and tomorrow they will be the stars of the show, as I intend to spend all my camera memory photographing them. [​IMG]

    I will share pictures later.[​IMG]
     
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  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    Yay!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are,
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    I think they are losing feathers, anyone guess what can be happening? They are still young so I'm not very worried, but look at the head of the female in the pictures above.

    Also I will be keeping them in a quarantine cage for a week or two only after that I will put them in the big pen.
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    How much protein has the feed you give to your Bobwhites?
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    28% is what I use for my coturnix. I think bobwhites need the same.
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobwhites can have a slightly lower protein diet. I feed my bobs a 22% layer. As chicks they still get 27%
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Congrats!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Already know why they are losing feathers in the head, there is a wild cat visiting and every time he comes by they jump all over the cage smashing their heads in the top. Problem already fixed, the cage is higher, and the floor is covered so they cannot see if something passes by. Soon they will join others in the large pen and eventually the low ceiling problem will by also solved because the pen is 20'' high. [​IMG]
     
  8. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your quail.

    My experience is the shorter the cage the better. The higher the cage they can really get up to speed if they are frightened.
     
  9. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well that's makes my worried.
    Do you think that if the cage has places where they can hive the will still jump around?
    You can see the pen where they will go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=407931 it has a nest area complitely closed with wood in all side, the other part of the pen is wire bottom.
    This pen has coturnix right now, but they will be placed in other pen before I put the Bobwhites there. [​IMG]
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    If They Can See Something Movinf Around They Will Jump... Or Flush. Its Just Their Instinctive Nature
     

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