Can button quails live outside?

FF

Songster
10 Years
Jan 9, 2010
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Tennessee
Hello. I am wanting to start raising some buttons from eggs. Was wanting to know if I can raise them out side after they are old enough or do they have to be inside? Thanks for any replys. FF
 

FF

Songster
10 Years
Jan 9, 2010
433
1
119
Tennessee
Ok. Thanks a bunch to both of you. I will make a 3 sided cage for them and i the winter when it gets in the teens i will get some plastic and put over the 4th side.Thanks everybody.
 

Plain_View_Farm

Songster
11 Years
Apr 5, 2008
502
6
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Central Virginia
If your temperatures get in the teens in winter they will need far more than plastic on the open side.
Chinese Blue Breasted Quail aka Button Quail originated in Southern China and Indonesia. They
cannot tolerate teens and single digit temperatures.
The two that responded to your original post are from warm climates.

David
 

chick4chicks

Songster
11 Years
Apr 6, 2008
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3
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N.E. Pa.
I just got some chicks off a guy yesterday that also raises button quail and he told me they stay outside all the time I live in Pa. so it gets cold here but I would check into this more, better safe than sorry. Good luck.
 

FF

Songster
10 Years
Jan 9, 2010
433
1
119
Tennessee
Ok. Thanks to you all. If David lives in Virginia then he gets an idea of the weather. But if you live in Pennsylvania then thats pretty cold. I'm in Tennessee so I will read more into it. Thanks to you all.
 
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FF

Songster
10 Years
Jan 9, 2010
433
1
119
Tennessee
Quote:Oh. Then I guess I'm in the clear then. Glad I have somebody from Tennessee that keeps theirs outside. Thanks poultry lady
 

Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

Fluffy Feather Farm
9 Years
Jan 26, 2010
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Texas, Panhandle
During the day I put my Buttons outside on a table under the porch, and at night I bring them inside for the night. They don't stink at all. ( Not like chickens! lol )
 

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