I still have more quail questions....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by miss_thenorth, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Okay, I got my quail at a sale on Sunday. When I bought them, they were in a box that had the front removed with a welded wire 'window'. I didn't actually get to see the whole bird. When I got them home, they had bare backs (no feathers). Upon observing them, I figured it was becasue they seem to walk all over each other, and even stand on each other. Does that sound reasonable? or could it be something else?

    Also, Sunday, only one egg. Monday only one egg. I have 4 females and two males. Is this stress that is causing them to not be laying? The guy I bought them from said they are old enough to be laying. Or could it be something else?

    Also, when the males poop, there is white foam attached to the poop. Is this normal too?

    Also [​IMG] , Should they be eating a maintenance game bird feed, or laying feed for quail. And do they need grit? And do they need a place to dust bathe.

    Thank you for your patience! I'm such newbie!
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    So, should I get more hens? I have a friend who has some quail--I might be able to get a few more hens. What's a good ratio?

    Edited to say --thank you for coming to my rescue!
     
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  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:haha awh you're welcome! [​IMG]

    yeppers if your friend has the same breed of quail (i assume this is coturnix quail?)


    then yes i'd reccomend get atleast 4 more hens [​IMG] One male can sucessfully mate 5 hens each, so you could get 10 hens total if you were able to [​IMG]
     
  5. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Quote:haha awh you're welcome! [​IMG]

    yeppers if your friend has the same breed of quail (i assume this is coturnix quail?)


    then yes i'd reccomend get atleast 4 more hens [​IMG] One male can sucessfully mate 5 hens each, so you could get 10 hens total if you were able to [​IMG]

    You're such an enabler!! Yes, they are coturnix, so I'll get more! [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:haha awh you're welcome! [​IMG]

    yeppers if your friend has the same breed of quail (i assume this is coturnix quail?)


    then yes i'd reccomend get atleast 4 more hens [​IMG] One male can sucessfully mate 5 hens each, so you could get 10 hens total if you were able to [​IMG]

    You're such an enabler!! Yes, they are coturnix, so I'll get more! [​IMG]

    That's my JOB! [​IMG] [​IMG] hehehe
     
  7. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yet another on the dark side...AND yet another rescue from niki.
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:haha awh you're welcome! [​IMG]

    yeppers if your friend has the same breed of quail (i assume this is coturnix quail?)


    then yes i'd reccomend get atleast 4 more hens [​IMG] One male can sucessfully mate 5 hens each, so you could get 10 hens total if you were able to [​IMG]

    You're such an enabler!! Yes, they are coturnix, so I'll get more! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Lol, Monarch is the biggest quail enabler out there. Welcome to the dark side [​IMG]
     

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