give me pointers

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

  1. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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