Quails 75' from neighboring HOUSES -- too much noise/smell?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by urbaner, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. urbaner

    urbaner Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, so I've got the area for my quails all planned out, I'm reviewing my sophisticated architectural plans (bic pen + napkin), and I've begun wondering about noise and smell for my neighbors...

    I lived in a packed urban center but I'm lucky in that I have an area in the back that's approximately 75 feet from any neighboring house where I can build my cages.

    Is that far enough away so that I won't disturb people with the noise/smell?

    Thanks in advance for any help, I really appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
  2. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    what kind of quail and how many? I have quail in the city no problem though I have them in a building and have never had more then 20 out there.
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    This summer I had issues with a TON of flies being attracted to the quail poop and they males of pretty much all breeds of quail are loud. Coturnix are some of the loudest/most annoying in my opinion. I love bobwhite males.
    But I did have 100+ birds soo...
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  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    lyme spread out over the poo area frequently will help with smell/ flies....... crowing and other noises--- good luck!
     
  5. urbaner

    urbaner Out Of The Brooder

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    Not encouraging! [​IMG] So, Bobtails are quieter?

    I think I may be able to keep the smell under control. Now I'm a bit worried about the noise. [​IMG]

    I'm thinking of having less than 30 birds.

    Are they loud at night? Or just during the day? How early and how late are they noisy?
     
  6. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    They dont have a particular time they are loud just like any male poultry. My roosters crowed at any time of they day...at night if there is a light on they will still crow....even it there isn't a light. Not trying to discourage you but being truthful. I do not know what kind of noise button quail make but those might be your best bet. Bobwhite aren't quieter just have a different call then Coturnix. They whistle instead of like warble. Both are loud...I have wild bobwhite I can hear 200yds away from the house.
     
  7. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    I live in Grand Rapids MI on a lot that is 98X120 the animal house is at the corner of the lot I keep the window open all summer less then 75 feet from the house behind me and they did not even know they where there. I again have around 20 Coturnix. They are a easier starter bird then Bobs. With the Coturnix I also have about 20 buttons and 5 Valleys. I clean the cages about three times per week and have no smell or fly problems. And as JJ said lyme will work if you have a problem. I would also like to say that as long as my males have all the females they feel they need I don't hear a peep out of them. If they feel shorted somehow in females those crazy coturnix males go off all the time. I really do think you will be fine having them 75 feet from the neighbors house if you get a really loud one eat him!
     

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