Quail Questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BuddingBaker, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. BuddingBaker

    BuddingBaker New Egg

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    I am planning on owning a small flock of Quail, and have some questions before I make my mind up (again! [​IMG])

    1) Is it compulsory to have a male in the flock, or could it be a flock of all hens?
    2) How many quail could you comfortably house in a 190cm x 75cm x 113cm coop with a run of the same size?
    3) How many quail eggs = 1 chicken egg?
    4) Can you house quail outdoors all year round?
    5) If a quail with clipped wings escapes, is it possible to catch it?

    Any quail tips would be really helpful, please!
    Thanks!
    BB [​IMG]
    (A.K.A BuddingBaker)
     
  2. cs4 chicks

    cs4 chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I am also intersested in starting a small flock, mostly for filling the freezer. Wondering what breed would be better for eating. Glad you started this thread.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As for eating every body's taste buds are different. I raise two kinds of quail Bob Whites & Coturnix.Bob's are alot wilder than coturnix. Coturnix are very laid back. Clipping wings I've never done this & won't alter my birds. Bob gets out he's gone. Coturnix gets out you can retrieve them pretty easily. I believe its 4 quail eggs equals one yard egg. Only need a roo to fertilize the eggs.I raise my birds outside it rarely gets below 20 here & it never last long. I struggle with the heat here not the cold. I only use inches & feet here in the states .
     
  4. BuddingBaker

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    Here are the dimensions in inches:
    75" x 30"x 44". Rounded up to the nearest whole number.
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty well answered it.....No Roo needed unless you want hatching eggs...cva34
    I'm with Randal on Heat..
     
  6. Jimsbirdhouse

    Jimsbirdhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CVA34, How is the feeder working out? hope your saving on feed! sorry about getting you off the egg subject !
     
  7. devinthesaint

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    No problems with cold. Last year in northern New Mexico it got to -26 F and no problems at all. They're tough little suckers. My only issue has been predators, even with 1/2 in by 1/2 in wire. [​IMG]
     

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