how much space does a bobwhite quail need?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by itsasmallfarm, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2016
    hello every

    Am looking at getting some bobwhite quail next fall (this spring and summer building the pen/flight aviary) the only reason am looking at getting bobwhite is that every other quail is illegal in my province and turns out bobwhite is the only one allowed with out a permit needed. (i phoned my CO and they told me the law states only bobwhite quail can be raised) but am looking at seeing how many square feet they need per bird i want a lot of room for them (i plan on only keeping the females or hens for the eggs and then butchering the males after 16 weeks or so) i also plan to raise chuckars (and the guy who sells quail also sells chuckars) can these two birds be raised together? any tips would be helpful.
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    I think the usual recommendation for bobwhites is 2 square feet per bird - more is always better. I would not attempt to keep them with chukars - both species can be very aggressive even towards their own species, I can't imagine it's a good idea to mix them. I think chukars usually need to have their beaks trimmed to be kept together in groups.

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