give me pointers

Discussion in 'Quail' started by eggdd, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2011
    i am thinking of getting some quail. can some of your experts give me some pointers. what kind of quail? breeders? what are they housed in? are they paired or can a group live together? what do they eat? do they fly?

    i'd like pretty quail and also a bird that has a dual purpose.

    anyone feel like taking the time to help me out?
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coturnix quail
    they need 1 sq ft per bird, do not house them on the ground house them in a bunny cage style pen lol
    they can live in a group they reccommend 1 male to every 5 females
    they eat GBS 30% protien
    they may fly ten feet but then they will be worn out
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Button quail are pretty but coturnix are dual purpose. They do fly but it's more of a glide. They eat gamebird starter/maintenance. Buttons should be paired, coturnix can be 2 males for every 6 hens but It is a trial and error with how many males you have. I personally find the coturnix beautiful!

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