newbie with fantails!!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by camchick, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys

    I'm normally on here for my little quail but at the weekend a nice guy gave me 8 pairs of american fantails. I've only ever kept quail, chickens and a parrot so not really sure what I'm doing so any advice would be great. At the minute they are in my aviary but I was told I can let them out during the day after a while. Any help on nesting, feeding etc would be good
     
  2. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, can I put them in with my quail or is that not a good idea?
     
  3. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    -You can put them in with your quail:) im actually looking for quail to put in with mine.
    - I feed my pigeons chicken layer feed, bird seed and some times ceral.
    - Pigeons breed all year is what i was told but I have no clue, i just got mine a few weeks ago.
    - I would wait at least a month before letting them out. although my pigeons got out after a week and stayed, I was told they wouldnt. but they did. (i Know they are homers. they were my friends and he raced them.)
     
  4. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great thanks. A few people have said not to put them in with bob whites? Any opinions guys?
     
  5. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have also heard that but have no idea. I have never owned bob's. just courtnix (spelling? and is that even what they are called?) haha
     
  6. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep coturnix with my pigeons [​IMG] They make a good clean up crew for spilled feed!
     
  7. Towman72gmc

    Towman72gmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you plan on breeding fantails, you'll need to trim the tails.
     
  8. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    I've never had to trim tails to breed them. They just did it anyway. They also say the same about the fluff on cochins, but I never trim that either.
     

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