Need some help,

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Cornishcross, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Cornishcross

    Cornishcross Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone, we own a farm about 45 minutes from my house, and it hasnt been in operation in years, well i was wondering if i built good enough coop, away from predators, and have all the heat lamps and everything if it would be ok to leave them for 2 days at a time as long as they have food and water, becuase im still in school and it would be hard to get there everyday
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    You could do that, but they will be better off with daily care.
    I have left them with food and water for 1 week. In the winter they will drink JUST snow, it works perfect!
    Oh and depending on the breed they don't need a heat lamp. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Cornishcross

    Cornishcross Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you, im planning on keep them at the house for 2 or 3 weeks then moving them up to the main farm, thank you, you think that would be ok with pheasents and other birds, such as turkey and chickens?
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Ok. I don't know much about chickens, but it is fine with gamebirds.
    If they have access to snow, they can just eat that for their wanter. [​IMG]
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Do not keep any type of gamebird with chickens, many different diseases
     
  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Oh wait I don't get what he said.
    Do NOT keep gamebirds with chickens!!
     
  7. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Pretty much the only breed that doesn't need a heat lamp are bob whites, you can start out with them if you do your homework on them. And trust me when I say do your homework on bobs do it on bobs! Not school [​IMG]
     
  8. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Haha, well my coturnix don't need one soo..
     
  9. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pretty much the only breed that doesn't need a heat lamp are bob whites, you can start out with them if you do your homework on them. And trust me when I say do your homework on bobs do it on bobs! Not school [​IMG]

    Kid, I have several types of quail in an open air building...it does get into the teens here with a negative windchill factor...and none of them need a heat lamp. Been doing it for years.

    Cornishcross If you don't have any more time than every few days to check on animals in YOUR care...get a fish.
     
  10. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Pretty much the only breed that doesn't need a heat lamp are bob whites, you can start out with them if you do your homework on them. And trust me when I say do your homework on bobs do it on bobs! Not school [​IMG]

    Kid, I have several types of quail in an open air building...it does get into the teens here with a negative windchill factor...and none of them need a heat lamp. Been doing it for years.

    Cornishcross If you don't have any more time than every few days to check on animals in YOUR care...get a fish.

    How warm does it get in the day, you could live in one of those desert type things where it's 110 in the day and 10 at night
     

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