Do I need to keep my adult quail warm in winter (southern California)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Mary1956, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Mary1956

    Mary1956 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, Probably a dumb question but these 2 quail I have are now in my heart.... So it's starting to get cold here in Southern California and I was wondering if I need to provide them some kind of enclosed area to keep warm. These are Gamble quails. I have them in an aviary that I built but not sure if they need a box or something in there with them to get out of wind, etc. Pictures, advice is very welcome.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They dont really need any protection but if you wanted to put plastic around the lower couple feet of the aviary im sure theyll appreciate the wind break.
     
  3. Mary1956

    Mary1956 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. It will probably make me feel better more then them. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mary1956

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    Also, what can I use for betting? They mostly perch but I want to provide something in case they want a nest like area. Can I use Timothy hay that they sell at pet stores for rabbits?
     

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