can coturnix quail stay outside during ohio winters?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lcw1995, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
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    can coturnix quail stay outside during ohio winters?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, just make sure that they are out of the wind and that they don't get wet. Mine have a pen that is 1/2 completely enclosed and the other half is closed on 3 sides. I've lost a few this winter (with this unbelievably crazy weather this season!), but they usually do just fine. You can cover their cage with a tarp if they are outside, or give them a box to crawl in to snuggle.
     
  3. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are now back outside in a different cage and location and doing just fine.

    Make sure like Shelley said that they are out of wind and can't get wet. [​IMG]
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes , as other posted have a area in the pen , where they can get out of the weather , My quail pen had one end closed on three sides.
     
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    YES!

    I don't want to repeat others comments, but, yes they can. Never house them alone and keep a close eye on their water.

    In extreme cold situations. Coturnix generally thrust to death when it's 12geg.F.
     
  6. Fishman43

    Fishman43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What does "thrust" mean? So then 12F is the lower limit for coturnix?
     
  7. lcw1995

    lcw1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Marysville Ohio
    Quote:What does "thrust" mean? So then 12F is the lower limit for coturnix?

    X2 whats that mean?
     
  8. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it was -2 F here yesterday morning, and at 8:30 am, my Coturnix were happily eating, playing, and doing the same exact thing they do every morning. They didn't act like the temperature made much of a difference to them. I threw some day old bread in there for them as a treat, and that was the big excitement of the day. The weather, well, they weren't impressed. I have them in what is essentially a greenhouse type structure this time of year, completely closed except for one end for fresh air, which has sort of a covered canopy over that to keep out precip. When the weather warms in April, I will remove the sides for air flow, and put a shade cloth over the top to block the hot sun.
     
  9. Fishman43

    Fishman43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Still wondering what thrust means?
     
  10. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Still wondering what thrust means?

    THE COLDER IT GETS THE HARDER THEY..... UH NEVERMIND [​IMG]


    LOL I BELIEVE THAT WAS A TYPO AND JOE MEANT TO TYPE DIE OF THIRST FROM NOT BEING ABLE TO GET WATER
     

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