Gambel's Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by barredrocks755, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. barredrocks755

    barredrocks755 In the Brooder

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    Hi! Can anyone post EVERYTHING you know on how to take care and raise Gambel's Quail as your backyard poultry?
    Thanks!!
     
  2. BayGoose

    BayGoose Chirping

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    I keep mine in an aviary so they can really move around. They are pretty skittish. For me, they have been pretty easy to keep and hardy (including cold hardy, as long as there's shelter). They like lettuce lol. They like to roost so being able to perch is a must. The females never go broody in captivity, at least for me they don't so I've always incubated their eggs. Incubation is about 22-23 days. They grow pretty fast and of course, can breed in their first year. The males have a cool call. They are really cool birds. Fun to watch [​IMG]
     

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