New to Quail...have some questions.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dispatch273, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Dispatch273

    Dispatch273 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small coop about 5'x2' how many quail can I house comfortable in that amount of space? Also the bottom of it does not have wire, it's a wooden bottom that has shavings in it at the moment. Is wire really necessary? I had used it as a brooder for chicks. What protocol should I follow to ensure it's clean enough since I did have chickens in it? Also, it's located in my chicken's run...behind their garden-shed-turned-coop. It's 4' off the ground though so they will not have direct access to my chickens. Will this be an issue? Thank you in for any help you can give me!
     
  2. Champion

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    Quail need about 1 square foot of space each. As far as the wire bottom it's not necessary but it keeps you from having to change out the wood shavings, the poop will fall through the wire so it makes things a lot less messy.
     
  3. Tayten B

    Tayten B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on what kind of quail you are getting gambles you could put like 10 but you have make sure that they don't pick at each other wheil what ever kind and amount you got to watch to make sure they don't pick but my recommendations are 6 bob white quail they are monogamous they pair one cock to one hen and they lay tons of eggs after the hit maturity but to looks atr some diffrent kids of quail look at a web sit called emeralds aviarybut I list a frw diffrent kind you can get for sale on most hatcheries


    cortina

    bob white

    tennessee reds

    gambles

    cali. valley

    blue scaled
     
  4. Dispatch273

    Dispatch273 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point about the wire bottom. I wonder how easy it will be to change it over to a wire bottom.... Thank you!
    Thanks!
     
  5. Tayten B

    Tayten B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry the top one is corntnix
     
  6. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    A wire bottom isn't necessary to keep quail on. There is a good post/article somewhere on here about keeping them on deep litter. Just search for it. It works great for my quail.
     
  7. Dispatch273

    Dispatch273 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that's what I plan on doing with them since it would be more of a pain in the tush to convert the bottom to wire.

    I just set 29 eggs today! I hope I get at least a few to hatch. They were shipped out Monday, I didn't get them until Friday. I set them late lastnight after letting them rest. I don't have much hope that any will hatch at all but time will tell!
     
  8. Champion

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    I keep my quail on shavings. Mine are Coturnix as well.
    http://m.imgur.com/FR0u9nM
     
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