Doves and quail

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by clawstar, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a few quail, they do not perch and would do well with doves. But how cold hardy are ring necks? How about diamond? I want a larger bird so I will most likely go with ringnecks! Can they drink out of those chicken chick waterers??? And what food? My quail eat Organic Pride pellets, do I need different feed (I'm thinking yes). And what could I use for a nest box???
     
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  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of quail are they?

    If they are the bigger egg producing quails I would not mix small doves with them.. as the quail could injure the doves.. doves spend a great deal of time on the ground.. where male quails may attack them.

    Ring neck doves need frost free draught free shelter. They eat dove seed mix. They nest in a basket lined with nesting material and hung up in the shelter.

    I am not sure if mixing quail and doves / pigeons is a good idea... apart from the possible fighting, different diets.. they could spread disease to each other.
     
  3. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many people keep doves and quail, coturnix quail. The bigger the better!!!
    My pen is a dog run with netting and a clear roof so the doves need a wind proof spot???
     
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  4. laughingdog

    laughingdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I kept cockatiels, ringneck doves, corturnix quail (non perching, everyday laying speckled eggs variety), budgie, zebra finches, pigeons, n some bantam chickens, all together in aviary, and no trouble, except everything eating high protien quail feed and getting poops until everything eating parakeet feed n supplimenting quail bantams and nesting tiels with mealworms. Doves used hanging planters for nests, n quial had upside down pots on ground with lil holes to get in. contrary to popular belief, courtournix meat n egg quail sometimes will have a hen or line of hens that will brood eggs and at times chicks,as had a female and her daughters that always would brood their eggs given thick brush etc to content themselves building safe quiet nest, n another and her daughters that laid as they ate pooped n walked aroun. cheers n enjoy them. fyi cockatiels did best nesting in one pot upside down on hanging planter baskets (why theydid best misted, let to nest there, n given mealworms, am guessing maybe seeming more natural???).
     
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  5. clawstar

    clawstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'll put some things up!!! But the wind proof spot? Does it need to be covered on all sides???
     

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