Coturnix Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Picco, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    I have chickens and want another species to raise. I like coturnix quail but can't find any info on rasing them as pets. I am thinking of keeping them in a rabbit hutch type shelter attached to my coop. They would be given proper shelter but can they handle the cold winters outside in NY?
  2. alaskanhenhouse

    alaskanhenhouse Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Wasilla Alaska
    well, they do ok up here in alaska but they do have a small heat sorce.
  3. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Courtnix can survive outside in cages, but like rabbits, they need wind protection. If you live whre its really cold (grow zone 2 or lower) heat lamps in winter are good. Quail can be friendly, but are naturally wary of people. If you hatch eggs (I buy mine from e-bay to keep my stock fresh/at least once a year) be sure to slowly accimate quail to your area temps. Corturnix are grown in 6 weeks, and laying eggs in 7.
    I hope more people find this thread, becasue I keep white and brown quail, and would like more people to chat with about it.

  4. bfrancis

    bfrancis Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    Howdy! What do want to chat about Marty? We're virtually neighbors, I'm in Oklahoma...and have a few birds...always up for talking birds.
  5. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    I have brown birds, white birds and splits.
    got any pics?
  6. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    I do have pics but havn't got any uploaded yet. I guess I should around to that eventually!
  7. i have a pet quail. a silkie i had hatched her out. i took her in after hatch and raised her inside. shes very tame. i can put her on the ground outside and she wont run off. and i can pick her up without her running away. she calls to me when i go outside to feed her. shes very sweet. they just need to be kept warm. protected from wind. dnt need a big cage for one or two. lays an egg everyday. eat dove food from feed store. me feed store sells it as quail and dove feed. They can handle the cold but will need like a small inclosed place to go into when real cold.

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
  8. cva34

    cva34 Songster

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    WOW what a Beauty .Pic are realy Great...cva34
  9. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    pretty, well cared for bird. very nice!
    beautiful and great pics to capture it.
    thanks for sharing.
  10. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Nice pics. Heres a pic of the biggest and smallest quail eggs gathered a few days ago.


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