Quail Loudness and Night housing

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickhopeful12, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. chickhopeful12

    chickhopeful12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was planning on getting 1 male to 4 female coturnix. How loud do you think it will be? I don't want the neighbors complaining.

    Also, is it possible during the night to shut them into a closed shelter?


    I have chickens but they don't tend to get too loud until they are ready to lay.

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  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male quails actually make like a shrill cooing, it's nothing like a rooster crowing, I find it very pleasant
    I keep my quail ina rabbit hutch during the day, and move them to the coop at nigbht
    Too many predators here..............
     
  3. chickhopeful12

    chickhopeful12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I definitely want to do the same, hutch during the day coop at night. We have our share of predators too, although we have been lucky so far. [​IMG]
     
  4. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can be pretty loud had one that would crow a lot from 4 A.M. till sundown. But we have a lot of land and wildlife so neighbors just thought it was some wild bird making that noise.
     
  5. chickhopeful12

    chickhopeful12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is it similar to a rooster, whereas you can shut it in a coop during the night and then let it out in the morning to prevent really early crowing. If there is such a thing??[​IMG]
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess you could, but I doubt they will come back if you let them out of their cage. It's not anything like a rooster crow at all. Mine only crow during daylight hours,if that helps
     
  7. chickhopeful12

    chickhopeful12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What I meant was the enclosed pen has a shelter within it that they could be kept in at night until I let them out into the enclosed run.

    Wasn't planning anything like free ranging
     
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  8. Kwartel

    Kwartel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What I meant was the enclosed pen has a shelter within it that they could be kept in at night until I let them out into the enclosed run.

    Wasn't planning anything like free ranging

    You can put them inside a coop, but you'll most likely have to catch them every night and put them inside it. They don't go in "when it's time" like chickens. Just be very careful if you catch and handle the hens, since their bodies will be working on the next egg and you don't want to cause damage. The roosters will crow anytime that they are awake, it doesn't matter if they are inside or out. I don't mind or really even notice the noise most of the time, but it sounds so weird that your neighbors probably won't even know what it is unless you tell them.
     

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