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do i have all of the right information on quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shanezoobuild, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. shanezoobuild

    shanezoobuild Out Of The Brooder

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    I’m designing a community farm and I was wondering if you could read over my care sheet and tell me if there’s any wrong information or things you would do differently.

    Write up

    Quail
    Cost

    Egg cost 1.25
    Chick cost 5
    Full grown cost 25
    1-6 week feed amount .13 pounds
    6-8 week amount .25 pounds
    8week-1 year feed amount .75 pounds per month

    Special care
    Females always need calcium
    Temperament
    Skittish, males will fight without breeding

    Enclosure

    Size
    1 square foot each
    Height
    12 inches
    Fence type
    Small wire
    Shelter
    Small box with opening and ventilation
    Equipment
    Food, water, grit and calcium dish
    Terrain
    Straw
    Diet
    Feed type

    Maintainer for mixed flock, layer for egg flock
    Amount
    Full dish
    Minerals/other
    grit
    Breeding

    Ratio

    1-4
    Age
    Start 6-8 weeks, end 1.5 year
    Season
    Yearly with 14 hour lighting
    Diet
    Maintainer, added calcium dish
    Eggs

    Clutch size and numbers per year

    Yearly
    Collecting time
    Morning, 5 times a day outside in winter
    Storing
    7 days, room temperature, 70 humidity
    Hatch time
    18 days
    Hatch gender
    50/50
    Incubation temp
    100 f
    Humidity
    50 %,
    Candling
    2 times, every 7 days
    Stop turning
    14
    Lock down
    65-70
    Move to brooder
    Dry
    Brooder
    Size

    1 sf
    Height
    12 inches
    Temperature decreasing


    Feed type length
    Chick starter 6 weeks
    Water dishes
    Marbles in dishes
    Special nutrients

    Grow out pen

    Size

    1 sf
    Height
    12 inches
    Feed type length
    Turkey starter 8 weeks
    Butcher


    Butcher age

    8 weeks
     
  2. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i dunno what the prices are im guessing per dozen on the eggs and all. I have no idea about how much they eat i just filled mines dishes when they seemed low. They dont need grit commercial food is water soluble the hens dont need calcium all the time i raised mine on 100% purina gamebird starter nothing else. Breeding ratio id go 1/6 atleast cause those little roosters run the hens ragged. Storing eggs ive always heard 55 degrees at 60 humidity i always put mine in the fridge door ill save up 2 weeks worth but everybody does it different. I never pay attention to humidity when incubating only time i pay it attention is day 15 i get it to 55 or 60% i also never candle my eggs if they hatch they hatch if not eh. They dont explode like chicken eggs or ive never had them to maybe somebody else has. My brooder is a big rubbermaid container my cage is 6'x3'x18" with 1/2" harware cloth bottom and a large sand bath i added straw once it stayed wet and nasty so never done that again but again everybodys different. I never put marbles or rocks in the waterers i use the smaller bitty waterers. The simpler you make it without trying to keep up with numbers and different feeds its more enjoyable but i only raised for meat and eggs.
     
  3. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -Prices change with location
    -Im guessing this is for Coturnix quail (Coturnix japonica)
    -I have a hen that is 2 1/2 years old, she is still laying and breeding. My friend claims he has a 5 year old roo.
    -Humidity changes for lock down
    -I always have incubation temp at 99.8-99.9 but this also changes with incubator type
    -How are you going to raise them? Wire? Flight? Aviary?
    -I have a cage height of 2 1/2 feet, no injuries so far. (used it for over a year now) my other cage is 2' and still no injuries.[​IMG]
    -Brooder and Grow-out pen also change with # of chicks
    -Color? If you choose a wild color or golden, males have yellow/orange chests, hens have speckled chests
    (if you get white, tuxedos, or another color, its best to have leg markers of some kind to Identify sexes)
     
  4. Gatewayto

    Gatewayto Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 8, 2016
    Battle Ground WA
    I'm too new at quail to be sure, but what I have seen are 1 male to 7 females.
     
  5. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    St. Clements, ON
    I will sell you all the adult birds you can handle at that price. Just tell me where to send them!
     

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