Newbie Coturnix Quail questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Fiddlesticks, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Fiddlesticks

    Fiddlesticks New Egg

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    Hello,

    Sorry if any of this is doubled - I did read the sticky, and have checked out a handful of similar newbie quail questions topics etc.

    But, I just got a Coturnix quail and I now need a bit of help.

    - Do only males make this sound?

    (That's not my quail - I just found one like it and thought it might be a boy. It's a loud chittering noise)

    - If I were to get some female quails, would the eggs still be edible if there is a male in the coop?

    I probably have some more, but those were the only questions that weren't explicitly answered in the various threads I found.

    Thank you!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012
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  3. Fiddlesticks

    Fiddlesticks New Egg

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    How do I delete a topic I made?

    Thanks
     
  4. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    the Coturnix in the video is a boy. That's their crow...and in the video you see that the bird (a brown) has no speckles on it's chest which is also a indicator that it's male . females( browns and golds) have speckled chests.Whites and Ranges(Tibetans and Rosettas ) have to be vent sexed .
    yes the eggs would still be edible. and they are much healthier for you too. They make wonderful hardboiled eggs ...addictive.
    with a boy added to the mix you can eat the eggs OR hatch them.
    Also... generally you should be sure to have at least 3 hens with 1 roo. He will over breed females if you dont have a large enough # of hens ,the hens in turn will attack the male and sometimes kill him b/c he wont leave them alone.5 females is the best # of girls to have with 1 boy
     
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  5. Fiddlesticks

    Fiddlesticks New Egg

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    Thanks that was very informative! [​IMG]
     
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