looking after Japanese quails

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  1. pipkins

    pipkins New Egg

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    im looking at getting some japanese quails,
    people say they are a hardy bird..they will be kept outside in a coop. will i need to put in some heating for them in the winter. its been minus 5 here in norfolk. our garden is protected all around and was wanting to let them free rome, but don't want them to fly off. would clipping there feathers be ok.
    what sort of size coop. was thinking of a rabbit hutch type but with a mesh floor for the droppings to fall into, do they need a dark area to go to and do they need perches.
    any help greatly appreciated
     
  2. Michael OShay

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    Sorry, I don't know anything about quail. I would definitely take a look at the link that Michael Oshay gave you.[​IMG]
     
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  4. TwoCrows

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    Japanese Quail or Coturnix Quail are pretty hardy birds and can live out doors even during some brutally cold temps. Definitely follow the link to our Other Poultry section in our Learning Center. Michael has left you with the link. Lots of good articles on raising quail that should help you out. If you still have questions, feel free to ask questions in our Quail Section. Michael has also left you the link to that part of the forums as well.

    Enjoy this new quail journey and welcome to our flock!
     
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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your flock of quail and welcome to our BYC flock![​IMG]
     
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  9. pipkins

    pipkins New Egg

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    ok . thanks for the reply
     
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