Quail as house pets?! and more quaily questions...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chicky_mommy, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. chicky_mommy

    chicky_mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Northeast Corner of CT
    I have raised chickens for a number of years now and as I've only had a VERY small "flock" 2-4 birds I used to keep them in a dog crate durring bad winter storms (couldn't get to my coop) and durring one hurricane (wasn't sure my coop would stay standing).

    Now the farm and pet down the road from me is selling "button quail"...I have several questions about them...
    -Farm&Pet says "they make great house pets, you can keep a pair of them in a desk top rabbit cage" (measured cage is 24h x 14w x 14t in inches)...is it true can I really keep a pair of quail in a cage that size in my house?
    -how much noise to males make? i mean are they like chicken roosters?
    -how much space do i need to make for them? because i will have them weather its inside or out.

    i'm sure i'll have more questions but these are a start.

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