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Quail and the cold?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Alaskanfoul, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Alaskanfoul

    Alaskanfoul Just Hatched

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    I was just wondering how quail do in the cold.
    - What is the coldest weather they can live in?
    - What kind of quail do best in the cold? (I own Coturnix)
    - What do you do for them in the winter?
    - Also were do you all get your quail eggs?
    I live on a small island in Alaska so we have no pet store or anything. It gets to be 15 at night so I have no idea if they will survive. The only way that I can own them is if they do well in the winter.[​IMG]

    P.s. I also own chickens and ducks.
     
  2. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coturnix can do fine in the teens if you can keep them dry and away from wind. They require a higher protein French than chickens 24% minimum. I have my pen predator proof from all local wildlife. I have no idea how you'd proof your enclosure against polar bear though. [​IMG]
     
  3. Alaskanfoul

    Alaskanfoul Just Hatched

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    Thanks! We don't have polar bear but we do have mink. I am so glad that I can own them!
     
  4. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mink proof your enclosure. If one gets in it will decimate your entire covey. Mink will hunt for sport and kill more than they can eat.
     
  5. Alaskanfoul

    Alaskanfoul Just Hatched

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    Yes! For sure. The one I have is pretty good.[​IMG]
     

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