California Quail help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DarthChicken, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. DarthChicken

    DarthChicken Hatching

    Feb 25, 2012
    San Diego CA
    Can they live with hens? Can they eat chicken food and if not what do they eat? Can you buy them in san diego CA(a day-a weak old)? Where can i find coop plans and a brooder? How hard are they to take care of? Where can i find a caresheet?

  2. damionlake

    damionlake In the Brooder

    Oct 10, 2011
    They cannot live with Chickens, its best off that you feed them proper quail feed or a gamebird mix of around 26% protein. They are best kept in pairs or colonies and need a good amount of room per birds, whether it be a large aviary or wire cages. You cannot let them live on shavings as they are very sensitive. Its best you have a padded roof if they live on wire cages as they will fly into the roof. If they live in a large aviary there should be lots of plants and other foliage. There are lots of pen plans and ideas all over the web. Google images gives you a good idea. Just browse the internet as well as Backyard Chickens, you can find a lot of information.
    Best of Luck


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