I might get quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 688peterl, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought an incubator and hatched 2 runner ducks which are fab but i want to make the most of it. How do quail compare? how much space do they need? What do they eat? How long do they need a heat lamp after hatch? Info plz thanks!
     
  2. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And please tell me they are not as bad as ducks mess/stink wise
     
  3. Farmlife4me

    Farmlife4me Out Of The Brooder

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    well , we had quail this past summer ... ( you are getting them to eat ?) it takes between 17 days to hatch , they need at least 3-4 wks. of a heat lamp on them .... ours didnt eat alot of feed .... we had the pharoh quail... by 4wks. you can put them in a outside cage.. we have a back porch (to keep unwelcomed critters out) where our OEGB and where the baby quail will be when we get more .. the stink is the worst after you open the incubator , with all the eggs hatched and stuff...dont open the incubator until the chicks ARE FULLY DRIED OFF or they will die . hope this helps you ... keep us informed of your quail exp. ! [​IMG]
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:WHAT TYPE OF QUAIL? THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE!
     
  5. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Quote:WHAT TYPE OF QUAIL? THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE!

    Ditto, and am looking for any bird that doesn't stink or make a mess.
     
  6. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not going to eat them! im keeping them as pets! before i got my pet ducks i used to eat duck but now i couldnt even look at a cooked duck i think they turning me veggie ps the duck i used to eat was from the take away i didnt used to kill it myself lol
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    And please tell me they are not as bad as ducks mess/stink wise

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    You would think they wouldn't be as messy. So far my experience is they are about the same. With quail it isn't a WET mess though [​IMG]
     

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