Button Quail Owners - I Have Questions :)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BirdBoy88, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Hey y'all


    I have 9 Buuton quail chicks 4 and 5 days old they already have there tiny wing feathers coming in [​IMG]

    I was only going to keep one pair for myself but after seeing them hatch and how cute they are i'm thinking about keep a lil more than 2 [​IMG]

    There are somethings i wanted to know though before the quails reach adulthood

    Are male button quails loud?

    Do males fight each other over hens?

    If a hen go's broody wich i already know bearly never happens.. but if she does go broody.. do i leave the male in the cage?

    What do you feed adult buttons?

    Do you have to have a nest box for the hens? or they just lay anywhere.

    Do you need one nest box for each hen?


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  2. Hi BirdBoy,
    Aren't Button chicks just darling? And they grow SO fast!

    Are male button quails loud?
    Not really loud, they have a really neat call.

    Do males fight each other over hens?
    They will.

    If a hen go's broody wich i already know bearly never happens.. but if she does go broody.. do i leave the male in the cage?
    I left the male in the cage with the broody hen, but there was only a pair in the cage.
    I hand raised the hatchling Button chicks, so I can't tell you how the male would act with chicks.

    What do you feed adult buttons?
    I feed mine chick starter supplemented with boiled egg and veggies. I also give them a bowl with sand (for grit and dustbathing) and ground egg shell (for calcium).

    Do you have to have a nest box for the hens? or they just lay anywhere.
    My Button girls will use a nest box if I give them one. Otherwise, they'll just lay anywhere.

    Do you need one nest box for each hen?
    My girls (when I have several girls in one pen) will use the same nest box

    Good luck,
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    Lisa
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Thanks Lisa sooo much! [​IMG]

    This was really big help [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008

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