cold tolerance

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 95yj, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yet another question... how well do bob whites handle cold weather, assuming they have adaquet protection from the elements and all that jazz.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    They tolerate the cold well, like you said providing they have somewhere to get out of the wind, rain, snow.. etc.
     
  3. sojono

    sojono Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 12 by 18 greenhouse and i have my coop inside of it it stays about 15 degrees warmer without any heat than it does outside. this is the first winter i have had quail. i am praying they will be alright.sojono.
     
  4. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your definition of cold may differ, new england winter type cold?
     
  5. chickenjoe

    chickenjoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't raise quail but I did some research an they grow wild in PA. So I would said they do good in the cold. If your worry about them be outside I would put a tarp over them and a 100 watt light. This will keep them out of the wind rain and snow and give them heat.
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bobs In The Wild Have A Normal Populus Range Stretching From South America Throughout Most Of Canada. I Think They'll Do Fine There Is Mass.
     
  7. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, especialy a nice sheltered and sometimes heated coop in mass. thnx.
     

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