pairing off Georgia Giant Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Waste, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Waste

    Waste Out Of The Brooder

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    1. Does anyone have dimensions for the space you need for pairing quail 3:1

    2. If quail are kept in a pen with a sheltered area for rain and feed troughs, would that stop the fighting
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Georgia Giants are kept one male to one female. They need 4+ square feet per bird.

    They fight when they are not paired properly or are crowded in closely. Georgia Giants are somewhat of a non aggressive Bobwhite. So if they are fighting, they are not being housed properly.
     
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    So I can keep more than one rooster in the same enclosure as long as I provide him his own mate. I just ordered 120 eggs but I have been hearing that you should not expect more than 50% to hatch due to handling during shipping. Do you agree with this.
     
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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    50% hatch rate on shipped eggs is to be expected. I have had 70% if they were shipped well. Depends on the abuse they received during shipment.

    You can keep pairs together IF you have big spaces. Bobwhite quail are highly territorial during breeding season and like a lot of space for breeding. If you cram them in, they will fight. If you give them enough space, flight pens or aviary style environments, you can keep pairs together.
     
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    Good. Thanks. I hope it warms up for you
     
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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    I am so ready for spring!!
     

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