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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

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. James the Bald

    James the Bald Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    stephstuckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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