quail questions- experts needed!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by muddipuppy, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can quail free range like chickens? Can they live in the coop with my chickens; it's definitely tall with small mesh and opens to an attached run at all times. Will I have to keep them in there though, or can they wander around the yard? Basically, I'm wondering about the difference between quail and chicken care.[​IMG]

    thanks:D
     
  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Quote:I dont think quail can free range or they'll fly away. I keep my quail coop covered at all times. The main difference is quail can fly. [​IMG]
     
  3. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Higher than 6 1/2 feet?
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    1. What Type Of Quail? Not That It Matters So Much, But The Coturnix Are The Easiest To Raise And Keep In Communities-- Bobs Are Like Lil Pit Bulls And More Susceptible To Disease.
    2. Its Not A Good Idea To Mix Chickens And Game Birds--- There's A Lot Of Diseases Chickens Tolerate That Quail Cant. The Result Is A Disease That Whipes Out Your Quail Population. Also Most Types Of Quail Have "pinky And The Brain" Syndrome, Or Napolean Syndrome=== Lil Guy Out For World Domination!!! Yeah They Can Be A Lil Ugly To Other Birds...
    3. They Need Different Conditions And Nutrition Than Chickens== Again Bad Combo
    4 Can They Fly??? For Real? Oh God Yes They Can Fly!!!! Better Than The Average Us Marine Fighter Pilot! They Are A Gamebird--- The Masters Of Vertical Take Off. Example=== You Go Out To The Pen Open It And Whoosh! All Thats Left Is You Sith A Stunned Look On Your Face And A Few Old Feather Wafting Slowly To The Ground...
    5. They Do Best In An Totally Enclosed Pen To Prevent Their Escape And Provide Predator Protection

    Basically Quail Are Not Much Different To Keep And Care For Than Any Other Bird, They Do Require Their Own Set Of Rules For Their Care Tho.
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh I Forgot To Meantion The Legal Stuff--- Depending On Your State You May Have To Have A Permit To Even Think Of Owning Quail. And Almost All States Have Strict Laws About Releasing Them--- Free Ranging Looks Like Releasing To A Game Warden, Who Would Probably Make Very Bad Things Happen To You In Court If He Ever Saw Or Heard Of You Doing This....
     
  6. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

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    What is the best age to pinion quail? I have 3 going on 3 weeks old...is that too young or too old???
     
  7. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:6 1/2' would probably be about the perfect height to gain enough velocity for auto-decapatation!!!
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:3 TO 4 WKS IS WHAT MOST RECOMMEND
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:6 1/2' would probably be about the perfect height to gain enough velocity for auto-decapatation!!!

    OR EVEN FOWL OWNER ASSISTED DECAPITATION.....
     
  10. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

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    Well, I pinioned my 3 last night...not pleasant. They "puked", pooped and kind of just wilted in my hand during the procedure and bled way more than I expected. Kept a close eye on them afterwards and offered them some powdered food mixed with some water and electrolytes. Was not sure if this is normal? I cut off just what Monarc23 shows in her tutorial...not at the joint but just the tip as shown.
     

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