Can quail go on a concrete floor aviary?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by backyardchickenfarmer, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. backyardchickenfarmer

    backyardchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys, Since I got rid of my ducks I have this big Pen left over,So I'm thing about putting a couple quail in there but it has a concrete floor, is that bad for the quail? Im going have a bunch of natural perching branches, I'm going to find them doing at the end of my street.That brings up another question, do quail like to perch? And I want to get cotournix quail so all there questions are for them. Hey that brings up another question [​IMG] were can I get cotournix quail in small numbers? Because the hatcheries have a MINIMUM of 100 chicks. I dont want 100 chicks, all I want is about 10 being some might now make it. so do you know were I could get small numbers of quail? whether there chicks or adults I dont care.(no eggs!)Thanks
     
  2. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=102281

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    of good info there. From what I see, no they don't really perch. Check craigslist, maybe someone there would like to go in with an order with you! Check here, maybe some one here is close to you and would like to. Would you want to incubate? lots of people here have eggs for sale...
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Coturnix quail cannot perch at all if you're meaning coturnix quail.

    You can buy coturnix hatching eggs in small numbers from hobby breeders, same with chicks and adult birds just ask around [​IMG]

    Concrete wont kill quail, but if i were you i'd put some sort of bedding down for them so they arent walking on that all the time it may sore up their tootsies lol! I would worm them once a mnth in this sort of set up to be safe though if they can get any contact with the ground it's best to.
     

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