How to grown your quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailraisingMan, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

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    mines started to look like a mess.
    also they dont look like button compare to some pictures you guys have. let me post a picture soon

    feathers all messy
     
  2. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

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    also if anyone know how to keep them from running away, what method would you use? they dont come to me when i call them, and they seem so afraid

    *note* i dont touch them, i only use a glove to feed and give them water.
    there pretty old in a sense, not sure the weeks since hatching, but fully feather.
    They dont need me to grind food for them now, they can peak it at there own free will.

    :x can you put a lease on a quail?
     
  3. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I have my button quail in our living room. One side of their cage is clear plexiglass so we can enjoy them more. If they want anything they will pace back and forth looking at us.... [​IMG]
    I am still keeping a light in one corner of their cage. They do sometimes lay under it and at other times in the far corner.
    Mine have no problem with me reachig in their cage but do not run up to my hand unless it is putting in a newly filled feeder... [​IMG]

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  4. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

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    can i c how your cage is like? i use a 120? gallon fish tank fitted with light, and another medium size box with 2 heating light.
    i got a bird cage, but iono how do you set it up.

    the bird itself ( i got only 2) seems to respond to each other with no problem since when 1 call they other will answer.
    but they dont come to me, and only way is to get them close enough to cap them with a plastic container, and scoop them up before they fly away. i only do this when im cleaning the poop and removing all dirty material such as old food and poop in water.

    how you quail develop such feathers? mines is a bit rough, look like they been thru hell...and they havent grown any of those pattern like your quail does
     
  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    My buttons do NOT like to be touched .. They wont go crazy when i feed them anymore but they will any time i try to take anything out of their cage.. Its my understanding they are more of a looking pet not holding pet.

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  6. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

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    well..they dont look like there groom since there feathers are all messy
    there not going bald, they dont drop feathers
    they dont look anything like the one most people posted up for pictures.
    they look like they been out in the wild.

    they are however, drinkin and eating fine. they can now each the chick starter in 1 peck compare back when i need to grind it up

    to sum it up, they dont look like most button quail posted online, and that they doesnt look friendly and safe to touch ( i dont mean dirty, its like their feather got spikes or something* they dont have spike feathers, just the pattern*)
     
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  7. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    That is sooo strange .. I wish you could get pics... I just cant picture that in my head... Maybe ask ShellyD she is really knowledgable...
     
  8. quailraisingMan

    quailraisingMan Out Of The Brooder

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    i will get picture tm, its really late, and the birds just gone off to sleep after i just pour food.

    :\\ they dont look as neat as those whom are fully grown. i think mine are, but yet the feathers and the way they look they dont look anything like button quails.

    i think i have 1 female and 1 male, since the male is suppose to have a white bib, if im correct. but picture will be shown tm
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Messy How? Thers Are Frizzles In The Button World......
     
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I am going to wait to see the pictures as there are many reasons for this
     

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