How friendly are they?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SandraMort, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    If my son brings treats to his quail cage daily and hand feeds the birds himself, will they eventually let him hold and pet them?

    Thanks!!!!
     
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know.My extra male quail are in my run and coop with the chickens,guineas,and bantams.They come out at night and eat.Thats when I come in and change the waters and feed them.They chirp at me because they know Im their food slave. [​IMG] sometimes they jump towards me to release food right then and there. [​IMG].They are smart,thats a fact. We have a texas a&m inside because the roo tore 1/2 of her headskin off in a fit of mating.She is now a house quail. [​IMG]
     
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  3. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    If they're in the coop, what keeps them from flying away? And why are you keeping them?
     
  4. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my bachelor pen, they usually walk up to the door when I open it. Some peck at me and others just sit at the door watching what I'm doing.
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is huge,and batted down like fort knox.escape is improbable if not impossible. Here is a pic of it:

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    The quail are a mix of coturnix and bobwhite.We are keeping them for future females,and we have hatched them from our own quail,plus they do clean the extra food the chickens spill from time to time.Here is a pic of the inside with a quail at the waterer:

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    That is a pic of little man(quail) and one of our black sex links(deceased from an egg explosion) [​IMG]
    Littleman has this white beardie-thingy.Its pretty cool looking.
     
  6. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    ny
    Can you elaborate on "bachelor pen" please?
     
  7. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
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    The coop in that photo -- do the birds spend all of their time indoors? And all of those open areas that look like windows, those have wire netting over them? Hard to tell.
     
  8. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes the coop spend their time in the run and coop.The coop is 8'x8'x7' high inside a run of 12'x20'x7'high. Its all wired in.It looks like windows.Thats what I wanted it to look like.Its rustic looking and made from pine pallets.The roof is made from used vinyl billboard.The run is 80% open aired,but the coop has 4 solid walls.They do get sunlight almost all the way around.
     
  9. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some more pics:

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    inside the coop with a dark cornish bulldog chicken
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  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Running quail with chickens is not recommended. Sure some do it with no problems, but there are disease chickens are naturally immune to but quail or not. It is a risk. Just be aware.
     

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