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Quail learn to fly fast

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shabbyfarm, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. shabbyfarm

    shabbyfarm Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    South central Iowa
    On 1/11/2009 i hatched out some quail and for the cold weather we have been having in iowa, i built them a box 6 feet long, by 2 feet wide, by 2 feet deep. On 1/30/2009 we had to start rounding up quail as they were getting out of the box !!!
  2. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    I've heard that!!! [​IMG] My chickies were getting out of their brooder box, so I took an old dog crate and put them in there...you can usually find them cheap on craigslist.com...Just a suggestion!!!!
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    yeah, i have to cover all my brooders except fo the maet birds, there is no way they could get off the ground!
  4. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

    Oct 5, 2008
    My buttons start trying to fly at about 1 week and succeed at 2 weeks. They're not very good at it, but it helps them play keep-away. The Coturnix do more elongated hops for about three weeks. They're easier to catch.

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