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Looking for coturnix quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pineapple416, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. pineapple416

    pineapple416 Songster

    Aug 9, 2014
    Western Washington
    We are looking for coturnix quail. I've had chickens for years and now want to get quail. Does anyone have advice on raising quail chicks, housing quail, fruit and vegetables they like and can eat, ect.
  2. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Songster

    Mar 8, 2014
    Never feed them avocado.
    They can be brooder as chicks pretty much the same as chickens, but either get quail waterers or put marbles in the chicken waterer, else they may drown. They aren't the brightest lights in the socket.
    Plan to keep one male to a minimum of three females to a max of seven.
    Give them a game bird feed. They require a higher protein ration than chickens. If making your own feed remember that, and they are omnivores eating bugs and plants.
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2014
  3. jensen

    jensen In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2009
    Agree, good advice and you'll find a lot of good coturnix quail eggs to buy from breeders on this forum.

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