Can button quails live outside......and or in a barn during the winter

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jackrooster, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I reallly like button quails!! buuut i hate them in the house!! Can the live in a barn, with straw an shaving for the winter??
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Button quail don't do so well outside do the unpredictable weather, especially in the winter. A barn would do. I house mine in a garage in pairs since they are monogamous(one male per female). Colony breeding puts a lot of stress on the quail. They thrive in an average temperature of 70 degrees F (29.4 C).
     
  3. jackrooster

    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soooooo i live in maine where winters are cold........and also my barn is not heated ether....
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    If you can supply heat lamps in the barn, it could work.
     
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    jackrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soooo they wouldnet make it .....just would in the barn with some straw?
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Probably not I am afraid, their metabolism drops if they are really cold, which causes sickness and death. They like warmth. They are a really small quail, after all.
     

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