Chinese painted/button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by hebe5, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. hebe5

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    Hello there,

    I am thinking seriously about getting some chinese painted/button quail but I have a few questions.

    1. I know they are notoriously hard to tame - would I have a better chance of taming them if I hatch them myself and if so -

    2. I would realistically only want to keep a few quail so is it easy to find homes for excess buttons?

    3. I've seen this incubator - you can incubate seven quail eggs in it. Has anyone found these successful?

    4. What do you do with the quail when you want to clean out their broody box - just take them out and put in a little box?

    Sorry for the questions but total newbie here!!
     
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    Hybridchucks Crossing the Road

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    1. Yes it would be more likely to be tame, but you must spend a lot of time with them.
    2. Well... if you're planning on hatching... there are most likely going to be way more females than males. (I set 12 eggs and 9 hatched, 9 were male.) And males fight.
    3. I advent had any experience with that incubator, you could give it a shot :)
    4. yes
    No problem! Its how we all learn.
     
  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Crossing the Road

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    To be honest, I would go for Japanese quail (bigger) and a lot more tameable. But thats what i would do :lol:
     
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    I know the japanese are a lot easier to tame but I want to keep them in the house so that's why I'm thinking of button quail - plus they are just sooooo cute!!
     
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    Oops- didn't see your first post - thank you!! :)
     
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    If i bypass the hatching and just buy a pair (male and female) - would they die of fright when I take them out to clean the cage?? :eek:
     
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    No :) They'd be fine!
     
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