Just a few quail questions...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by StarLover21, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't laugh at me for the dumb questions, please! I have no experiance with quail, although I have read the stickies at the top. All of these are aboug courniux quail.

    Here goes....


    Do girls need a rooster to lay eggs?

    How big do they get?

    How big are their eggs?

    Are they noisy?

    How much room do they get?

    If you don't get Jumbo, they won't get health problems, right? We're vegetarians and anything we have is a pet.

    How often do lay eggs?

    Is there any hatcheries that sells small amounts of quail?

    Are they freindly?

    Whats an ideal cage setup?


    Thanks!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  3. Apatedolos

    Apatedolos Out Of The Brooder

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    What are stickies? I want to learn more about my quails too! I think it is cool that your quail are pets. I'm not a vegetarian, but wish I was sometimes. I could never eat one of my friends. My quail are really sweet. They will eat out of my hand and like to be held and petted. they sing to me too and sound like little crickets when they are very happy. Mine lay little spotted eggs everyday. One time I didn't find one and it got kind of rotten and stinky under my bed, so be sure to find your eggs everyday. they are like a little gift from your little feathered friends.
     
  4. Eyeheartquail

    Eyeheartquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    Stickies are are the top of the quail forum. "The first thread". The stickies are all of the basics on raising quail.
     
  5. Apatedolos

    Apatedolos Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh! Thank you so much. I'll go look and read them too.
     
  6. Apatedolos

    Apatedolos Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I have read a lot of the stickies and some are showing some really good pictures. now I'm confused. I got 2 quail that the guy at the feed store told me were pharaohs, I got a 1 white and 1 brown and white.

    The ones in the pictures called pharaoh don't look like mine at all by the color. the one in the picture is all brown and stuff. So what kind do I have? did that guy lie to me? pleeze help!
     
  7. Eyeheartquail

    Eyeheartquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    I am not expert by any means but you probably have an english white and a tuxedo which are just different color variations of a coturnix quail. The person that sold them to you was probably just misinformed. Did you see the pictures in the stickies of the the other colors? Do they look similar to any of them? The only way to be sure would be to post some pictures in here for everyone to see.
     
  8. Apatedolos

    Apatedolos Out Of The Brooder

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    My quailies do look close to the some of the pictures. I will try to get mine to hold still after lunch and take there picture. Thanks so much for wanting to help me. i hope that guy at the feed store didn't try to trick me on purpose. I really [​IMG] my quails tho no matter what they are. I will post there pic later...they are soooooo cute!
     
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  9. Eyeheartquail

    Eyeheartquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    Feed stores are generally not that experienced from what I have heard.
     
  10. Apatedolos

    Apatedolos Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are my quailies, Snowflake and Pat. I didn't know if Pat was a boy or girl until she laid an egg, lol

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