Coturnix quail in winter

Discussion in 'Quail' started by beerman, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone raise them outside in the winter? I am in Illinois and it gets darn cold how will they do outside?
    Thanks Brian
     
  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
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    We have ours outside btu we don't get cold, cold. I think they would do well if given adequate shelter from severe elements.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they're native to places like Hokaido, North Korea, Manchuria, parts of Siberia, where it gets REALLY cold, I would think they'd be ok with an Illinois winter if they have adequate shelter.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    This will be my quail's first winter outdoors, but we don't get as cold as you do. From what I have read and been told, the key is to protect them from drafts.
     
  5. secretquail

    secretquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are outside now, I wouldn't worry about it. They will develope winter feathers. Do make sure there is an area that keeps the drafts away. Have fun changing out their ice water!
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine Whine Like Cats In Heat When I Make Them Take Off Their Flip Flops And Swin Suits And Actually Put On Shorts And T Shirts With Tennis Shoes... [​IMG]


    But Then Again I Dont Think Our Climates Compare In Any Way...
     
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Rub it in, rub it in.[​IMG] I'll probably remember this image next January when the air temp is -14 and the windchill is -35 and I'm toting gallon jugs of water to the birds.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:GOD THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD RIGHT NOW.... I'D KILL FOR 2 WEEKS OF THAT. SO TIRED OF THIS BLASTED MISERABLE HEAT AND HUMIDITY...
     
  9. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:GOD THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD RIGHT NOW.... I'D KILL FOR 2 WEEKS OF THAT. SO TIRED OF THIS BLASTED MISERABLE HEAT AND HUMIDITY...

    I'm with ya JMR794..It is alot easier to keep em warm than to keep em cool!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:GOD THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD RIGHT NOW.... I'D KILL FOR 2 WEEKS OF THAT. SO TIRED OF THIS BLASTED MISERABLE HEAT AND HUMIDITY...

    X2 here
     

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