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Coturnix Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Skip, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Skip

    Skip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi!

    I'm thinking about getting Coturnix Quail. I have a few questions.

    What sort of lighting do they need for laying? How many hours a day? Do they need lighting at all?

    Do they need heating? What's the coldest temperature they can take?

    Do they fly?

    How long do quail eggs take in the bator? How long in the brooder?

    How much space do they need?
     
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    Thanks for reccomending my link guys! [​IMG]


    also, if you have ANY other questions just post em and we'll all be happy to help ya! [​IMG]

    What sort of lighting do they need for laying?
    atleast 14 hours of light, natural or a light bulb per day, next month the birds will start being able to be exposed ot light outside enough that they'll start laying naturally [​IMG]

    How many hours a day?14 [​IMG]

    Do they need lighting at all? oh yes [​IMG] with spring coming up you wont need ot add to their lighting if they're outside but if they're inside 14 hours a day of light [​IMG] Birds should startpicking up for the spring next month, probably mid month [​IMG]

    Do they need heating?
    Nope just kept out of drafts in a good shelter. I keep mine in a rabbit hutch for winter [​IMG]


    What's the coldest temperature they can take? They've been in -12 F

    Do they fly? OH yes VERY well, they are migrating birds, so they can fly as well as ANY wild bird which is a bad thing lol!

    How long do quail eggs take in the bator? 16-18 days normally, give or take

    How long in the brooder? atleast 4 weeks, depending on the time of the year. 3 1/2 weeks to 4 weeks in the WARM summer, 6 + weeks in the winter

    How much space do they need? 1 sq per bird, however that's book reccomendations... I dont follow that myself. I do what works for me. 2x2x2 pens per 5 birds (one male and 4 hens) and i have no problems. [​IMG]
     

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