Housing Jumbo Coturnix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bettacreek, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Going along with the indoor quail thing... Are jumbos ok for indoor housing? How many square feet per bird? Thanks again guys. [​IMG]
    Ohh, are they full size at 6 weeks? Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are usually full size at 6-8 weeks. A cage that gives them half a square foot to a full square foot will do. Usually the wire for the bottom of the cage should be half inch by half inch. The males make a loud warbling sound.....so be prepared for that.
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  3. mario49

    mario49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry but im gonna ask a few Q's to how much can they eat/drink a day?
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Are the jumbos louder than the regulars? I listened to regulars on youtube and they're pretty quiet. Is that spacing for raising them for meat or for egg production? I'd like to raise them for both (and, crazy me, the egg layers will be pets).
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say they are the same volume-wise. They seem twice as loud when they are in your house! [​IMG]
    I just sold 2 A&M boys that I had no females for, just for that reason. Nothing like getting woke up to a rooster crowing in the next room!
     
  6. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

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    A cage that gives them half a square foot to a full square foot will do

    eh, I'd say that's going by livestock/breeding rule of thumb. If Bettacreek is keeping them as pets I'd give much more room.​
     
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a feeling the "crow" sounds way quieter in video then in person. I have my pens about 50ft from the house and I can hear the males. And that space is just a good unviersal spacing. And as for how much they eat or drink a day....that depends on a lot.
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  8. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Hrmm. Well, the one video that I watched/listened to had budgies screeching in the background. I was comparing everything to that, lol.
     
  9. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

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    Quote:I think how loud a budgie is depends on the budgie. My budgies are the loudest out of all my birds (ducks, buttons, lovebirds, teils, budgies) but some of my budgies hardly ever make a peep. I like hearing the sound of them tho.

    I've heard cortunix are pretty quiet, not sure about the jumbos though.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Jumbos are just different in size, they are no more loud no more quiet than their smaller siblings. [​IMG] It also depends on the individual bird.
     

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