Coturnix Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 2boys1homestead, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All,

    So I'm busy building my own incubator, brooder and quail pen. I'll be ordering the quail eggs in soon.

    I had a couple of questions.

    1. Do adult quail need heat lamps to keep them laying in the winter? I'm already going to give them 14hrs of light a day to keep them laying, but I want to make sure they aren't frozen. Also, can those eggs, at winter temps (michigan) in a garage still be incubated? Or will they be no good to hatch?

    2. Does anyone have a copy of "Coturnix Revolution" they would sell me or that they don't want? I can't afford the $70 price tag on it unfortunately, but I want to get it.

    3. Tell me about your coturnix quail experiences! I want to hear them. It will help me out!

    Ben
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

     
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  3. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to ask as well, what are their protien needs? As chicks and as adults?

    I see some people say 20% and others say 30%....that's a big difference.
     
  4. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I forgot to ask. Do they need grit or oyster shells?
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Grit, no, unless you are feeding them something besides crumble. Crumble is water soluble and all they really need to get by is a good game bird food and water. The feed will have infused calcium. Let your birds start laying and if you notice any thin shells then add oyster shell.
     

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