Quail Questions

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

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I have a couple questions.

    1. At what age should I separate this lady quail from the frat house of boys? I'm guessing she should have her own space with a nest box. (I have 4 boys and one girl)

    2. Are they like chickens in that they'll lay eggs with or without a male in there with them?

    I am getting some from CatCobb and will be putting a nice boy from her with this little lady and a nice female or 2 with the others.

    3. Do I put them 1 male 1 female or what is a good ratio?

    4. When they lay is it one egg a day and what is their season of laying?

    5. What do you call males and females?

    I have Cortunix quail (brown ones)
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:that's what i have as well and painted button quail.
     
  3. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi can you tell me the baisics of raising quail?
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I gave ya a bit of info on that on your other post where you asked [​IMG]
     
  5. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Thanks very much! They're about 4 weeks old now. So I'll go separate them.

    I can't believe how quiet they are.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:mine weren't quiet from 1 day olds to 2 weeks old after that they calmed down and now they only call if they see me coming with food! [​IMG]

    I still have all of my birds together, they are also 4 weeks old. I'll separate probably in teh spring if they dont fight. I have mine outside, and would perfer to keep them together for warmth, but if theres spats yep i'll separate. You dont HAVE to separate already, but the only reason I said "if taht was me 4-5 weeks' is because one hen with 3 males might start a spat at 6 weeks. [​IMG] *maybe*
     

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