Quail update!! And a list of questions to go with it!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cawooduck, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my Coturnix chicks are a little over two weeks old now, and growing FAST!! Ive even had a couple fly out of the brooder when i have the door open checking on them, but they dont go far!! It looks as though i have a mess load of goldens, three A&M's, nine Tux's, some browns and about 10 tibetans. And man, do they ever poop a lot, i change the shavings daily and the area under the wire looks like a pigeon roost!! I am currently building the breeding cages but that came to a hault today since it was hailing and rainy, tomorrow should be a good day to finish them after work. The weather is suppose to be in the 80's this weekend, so they may get to try out their outdoor cages for a short time so i can see how they react to them, and see if they will catch on to the water bottle idea, which would be really nice!

    Question time!!

    Can i put hens of one breed in with another, say golden hens in with brown roo's, and what would that out come be, color wise?

    How many quail would you put in a 2' x 6' breeding cage? I would like to keep a ratio of 1 rooster to 5 hens.

    I am thinking of building an enclosed nest box off one end of the breeding cage, do you think they will use it more than just laying on the wire, or would it be a waste of time? I am trying to keep the eggs clean and prevent breakage with this idea.

    Do you switch to a gamebird layer feed, and if so, do you switch at around 5-6 weeks of age?

    As far as feeding fruits, what kinds do you suggest? What shouldnt you feed? And do you keep health grit available at all times, even with a crumble feed? When i start feeding grains here and there i will definately keep grit available.

    I am sure i will have more questions as time goes on, but until then, my flock is just rolling along and i cant wait to get some eggs and incubate them from my own flock!! And then maybe swap some with other members here to get good blood lines going, and no, i am not a scammer, i will follow through with all transactions!!

    Take care and thanks in advance for the answers to my questions!!............Jason
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:My coturnix babies say hello to their siblings [​IMG] hehe
     
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  3. cawooduck

    cawooduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right on, thank you very much Monarc!! [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:welcome i feel bad i was the only one to answer this maybe more will give their input soon! [​IMG]
     
  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Pfft. I only answer what I can to hold people over until you show up. You showed up before I did, so, there wasn't any point, lol.
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    poof, begone wit me!
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    hahaha betta! [​IMG] well im not the be all to coturnix quail you're allowed to put input in... [​IMG]
     
  8. Fungus

    Fungus Out Of The Brooder

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  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:i think cawooduck has already seen it though I could be wrong thanks for offering my link to peeps though means a lot [​IMG]
     
  10. minesrd

    minesrd Out Of The Brooder

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    hey jason...can you build me a cage and bring it to me? [​IMG]
     

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