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Discussion in 'Quail' started by SportTees, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any Quail Breeders?
    Lets start a thread with Quail-- pics, Questions, ideas, housing, anything really........
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2008
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    fine by me [​IMG]
     
  3. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like a great idea.....
     
  4. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you guys tell me how to raise them?
     
  5. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is a rather broad, large & time consuming question to answer, some recommended resources to help you out -

    Books:

    Brown, D. 1995. A Guide to Pigeons, Doves & Quail, Their Management, Care & Breeding. ABK Publications, South Tweed Heads, Australia.

    Hayes, LB. 1995. Upland Game Birds: Their Breeding and Care. Leland Hayes, Valley Center, CA.

    Johnsgard, P.A. 1988. The Quails, Partridges, and Francolins of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

    Madge, S., McGowan, P. 2002. Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.

    Magazines/Organizations:

    APWS - http://www.apwsbirds.com/

    Gazette
    - http://www.gamebird.com/

    AFA
    - http://www.afabirds.org/

    ASA
    - http://www.asabirds.org/home.htm

    Web
    Links:

    http://www.gbwf.org/quail/index.html

    http://www.thatquailplace.com/index.htm

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/phasianidae/

    http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/quail/

    http://www.lelandhayes.com/

    Dan
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    well from hatching eggs on:

    Incubation temp- 99.5-102 F
    Humidity- 40% first 14 days 60-70% last few days

    16 day incubation- turn eggs in incubator atleast 2 times a day- thoughi feel 3 is best- on the 14th day stop turning eggs as the chicks inside will need to rotate themselves to prepair for hatching.

    When chicks hatch leave htem in the incubator until they are fluffy (could takea few hours).

    Have their brooder ready with bedding down (so they dont slip) and a heat lamp going with a comfortable temperature of around 100 F. Rocks or marbles in the water (even paper towels bunched up in a small cup of water would work asl nog as the chicks cannot get in and drown).

    Grind up Game bird chick feed to a powder consistancy (i mix in cat food ground up as well).

    They take 6 weeks to mature and can be laying eggs by 6-8 weeks old.

    Can be housed outdoors, and should be housed in raised wire cages but can be housed on the ground though theres a risk of parasites.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    The 16 day incubation is for the Coturnix and Buttons... Bobwhites, and most of the others take 22-24 days, depending on the species.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Stuff/FeatherFancier/FeathFancQuail.html
    This site explains it for Coturnix, but it is similar for the other species. The rubber shelf liner helps with the feet in the brooder, and makes for easy cleanup. Something I found out is that a lot of people don't realize you can wash the liner. I rinse it off, then put it in the washer with the laundry, air dry (drying in the dryer tends to shrink it or melt it) and reuse it.
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    The 16 day incubation is for the Coturnix and Buttons... Bobwhites, and most of the others take 22-24 days, depending on the species.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Stuff/FeatherFancier/FeathFancQuail.html
    This site explains it for Coturnix, but it is similar for the other species. The rubber shelf liner helps with the feet in the brooder, and makes for easy cleanup. Something I found out is that a lot of people don't realize you can wash the liner. I rinse it off, then put it in the washer with the laundry, air dry (drying in the dryer tends to shrink it or melt it) and reuse it.

    Yeah I wash mine by hand with handsoap and water, just a quick lather together, wrinse and then i lay it over my fan and it's dry within just seconds! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    So - which are larger, the Coturnix or the Bobwhite?

    I had heard/read that jumbo Coturnix are larger - but maybe I read wrong. (according to that article they are smaller...)

    Peace -
    Meriah
     
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Jumbo coturnix and Northern Bobwhites are about the same size. [​IMG]
     

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