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Can I see some pics of your Quail hutches and coops?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chicken_angler, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I am going to start quail soon! Could you show off some of your quail coops and hutches so I can get an idea of how to build mine.

    +++I give lots of credit to monarc23 for helping me get into quail and informing me on the general care of them.
  2. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Yea monarc23 is an awesome person!! She has me soo addicted to Button quail. I can't wait to see pics, I want ideas too!!

  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I know. I am probably going to get Cortunix or Buttons. They are both so cool.
  4. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    yea same here, that is what I want!!
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Doesn't anyone have any Quail? Jk. I know everyone is at work.
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  6. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Where do you get quail? I want some so bad!!!!! They are so dang cute (and a lot more appealing now that I know more about them, thanks, monarc!!!)
  7. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Most farms and feed stores will have them.
  8. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    I have a pair of Button Quail I got at a poultry show. They are so cute. Hope to have eggies in the spring. Happy Quailing.
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    awh you guys thanks seriously [​IMG] Makes me so happy that my hours of typing and researching is helping people realize just how fun quail are to have! [​IMG] I want to thank you guys too for reading my info, as it shows you really care about what goes into careing for them. They're not complicated to care for, but it sure is good knowing what goes into their care before hand! [​IMG]

    As for where to buy your quail at....why...here on BYC ofcourse! Some breeders are still selling coturnix on the hatching egg part, the adults can be a little bit more challenging to find...but you can find them. Best time of the year to look for quail hatching eggs AND quail is in the spring to be honest as that's normally when breeders have the most eggs and birds for sale. [​IMG]

    If you guys are up for incubating eggs

    check out this source....this is where i got my Pharoah (normal sized) coturnix from: http://www.redoakgamebirds.com/shop/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=19

    this is where you can buy chicks from them however they're out of stock right now: http://www.redoakgamebirds.com/shop/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=20

    bought 100 hatching eggs from them, several were broken from shippiong them to me, however i still got a good hatch of them. It was fun.

    I got my jumbos from a member on here SamG (i always forget his whole sn) however he sold out of his quail not too long ago but plans to get into them agian, when he does i highly reccomend buying from him. All his eggs were packaged nicely none broken, and most hatched! [​IMG]

    As for button quails, I reccomend a good friend of mine on here Cindy- her screen name is: LilRalphieRoosmama she has BOTH coturnix and button quail. She's located in ohio btu she does ship eggs. [​IMG]

    I got a batch of button quail eggs from her, but my incubator messed things up only had one of hers hatch, but he's a gorgeous silver and im very happy to have him and i plan to buy from her again as long as i have the room for more! [​IMG]

    I will have coturnix and button quail eggs for sale in the spring as well as birds, but i wont ship birds i dont think...i will someday but i can't guarrentee when I'll get over my fear of shipping live birds haha! But i will happily ship hatching eggs of both when I have htem available. you can check out my website link to the left <------ for pricing. [​IMG]

    Theres TONS of breeders on here with coturnix and button quail and we're always happy when theres morew new owners of them! [​IMG]
  10. linebacker

    linebacker Songster

    Nov 6, 2007
    North West Tennessee
    I apologize but I am completely picture loading inept.

    I currently raise Texas A&Ms in my garage that we turned into an aviary.

    The pen could be an aquarium for a few button quail to the 12' x 3' growing pens I have for my meat quail, or even larger. It really depends on what type your getting and if you are going to keep them inside of a shelter or outside.

    My breeders are in 2' x 3' pens with the sides made out of 1"x1" welded wire and the bottom made with 1/2" hardware cloth. The cages are 14" high and the top is made out of 1/2" flight netting. Both the feeders and the waters are mounted on the outside so they do not take up floor space. I have them mounted in a row of six with a guttered sloped drip board underneath. Each cage is removable for easy cleaning and a two spare cages are available as needed.

    I currently have four hens and one male in each cage, however I think I will go to five hens and one male in the future.

    The only thing that I wished I would have done differently would be to have slanted the floor so the eggs would roll out to a tray under the feeder for easier collection.

    I hope the description of my set up helps. Maybe I can convince my daughter to take and load some pictures for me when she comes home for Thanksgiving from college.


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