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How cold hardy are coturnix quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quail1999, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. quail1999

    quail1999 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2012
    I have 3 cots living in a large rabbit hutch in my unheated greenhouse. Its a bit warmer in the greenhouse than it is outdoors because there are no drafts and the sun warms it, but at night it's getting down into the 20s. Do I need a heater to keep them warm, or will they be ok as long as I keep their water unfrozen?

  2. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2013
    As long as they are not exposed to direct winds, they will be OK.
  3. stephstuckman

    stephstuckman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2014
    It has been cold here, -2 F even. The daytime hight have been 30. Mine have been perfectly fine, and even lay eggs.
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Adding a heater would ensure that birds didn't grow any down feathers and don't build a tolerance to the cold. Then that day your power kicks off...Coturnix-sicles...or maybe coturnix-pops sounds better..

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