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mountain quail??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by klf73, May 12, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I was perusing craigslist when I found an ad for hatching eggs for mountain quail. They are very beautiful, but I have never had quail before...how different would these be compared to chickens?

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I keep Bobwhite quail myself. However I guy I know up the road from me raises Mountain Qauil, sells the eggs and birds as a business and from what he tells me, they are a bit skittish around humans. They are gorgeous birds aren't they?
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I would love to build an aviary and just sit and watch them... love eye candy [​IMG] . just need to know how big of an aviary they would need to get dh to sign off on it [​IMG]
  4. thekid

    thekid Songster

    start off with coturnix them work your way up
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I never did cortunix because I have only read people keeping them indoors...need something that will be cold hardy to stand our winters in Maine outdoors, will they do that?
  6. thekid

    thekid Songster

    they will be fine just throw a tarp over the pen
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Mtn Quail Are A Severe Specialty Bird Due To The Very Difficult Nature Of Them When Starting And Raising Chicks... No Quail Compare Very Well To Chickens

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