How to take care of button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by LOVEMYCHICKS03, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok I want button quail in the future so I need to now how many I should house together what food do they eat temperature..... Oh and I would like to keep as little quail as possible









    "Thanks Gigi"
     
  2. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any one?
     
  3. rllupien

    rllupien Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have button quail, but from what I've read by others here is that buttons do best in pairs only. They also should be kept in the house as they don't take to extreme weather well.

    Quail require a high protein diet. I have coturnix and luckily found a store that sells game bird starter which is close to 30% protein I believe.

    As for temperature it depends on if you mean for the chicks or adults? Chicks require the usual 100/95/90/85 and so on. Like I said earlier the adult temperature is somewhere around regular house temperature.

    Again like I said earlier, I don't have button quail, but this information is just from what I've heard from other people.
     
  4. TehLizardKing

    TehLizardKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you got it almost exactly right rllupien. They do need company, even if they are living with another animal, like a coturnix, a bantam or a guinea pig, because they will literally die of loneliness if kept in solitude. They do best in pairs, (they are actually monogamous but they don't have to be, as I found from personal experience) and you got the chick temps right. For adults, they can survive at about -10, but I really mean JUST about survive. Room temp is fine, but they do like it nice and hot :). Yes, they do need high fat and protein, so you can use formulated feeds and things, but my snooty little birds don't like it. They only except chick crum lol. They will do fine on chick crum, but make sure to give them a cuttlebone for calcium. Also, make sure the chick crum isn't medicated. Meds won't do them much good if they eat them for their whole lives.

    Hope I haven't posted too late or anything, it's really annoying when that happens, and good luck with the buttons! (Hope you get round to buying some African land snails too)
     
  5. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    When you mean pairs do you mean pairs and up or just pairs
     
  6. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I probobly won't get any giant African land snails my mom isn't a animal person and she says we have enough animals moms... But also how the world is right now and we have a big family too we are tight on money but we might get button quail[​IMG] and ware on earth did you get GALS (nickname for giant African land snails)
     
  7. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    Pairs means 1 male to 1 female.

    It doesn't always have to be like that though, i had 1 male and 3 females.

    They just do better with 1 male and 1 female
     
  8. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    But if I get a male and a female wont they breed ?
     
  9. MrNappy

    MrNappy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2012
    Ajax, Ontario
    They will if they like each other
     
  10. LOVEMYCHICKS03

    LOVEMYCHICKS03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I could get money from selling them right? I don't really want lots of little babies (well I do but my dad probobly dosn't ) and I don't want fertile eggs I'm confused with breeding stuff[​IMG]
     

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