Quails vs. Chickens in the City Noise... and Neighbors....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DonofPaw, Dec 17, 2009.

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  1. DonofPaw

    DonofPaw Out Of The Brooder

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    So for all you more expierenced folks out there, I've got a question for you . I live in an urban area which does not allow fowl, I want to raise some sort of bird for eggs and meat as well as my rabbits. Problem is I have a 30 X 50 foot backyard to work with. I want to keep the noise to a min in order to be a good neighbor. What kind of birds would you be looking at if you were in my shoes? I have a small shed no garage.


    Thanks for the wisdom [​IMG]
    Don
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Read the quail sticky top of quail forum that'll cover most info. On the pratical side, I live in a duplex and my coturnix don't bother anyone.
     
  3. DonofPaw

    DonofPaw Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, seems most people from posts on this topic don't think the noise would bother neighbors am I getting this right? I am also going to be a landlord as I have a two family house... so I don't want to annoy my tenants as well.... goin to be using quite a bit of my small backyard for growing food and bunnies before adding the Japanese Jumbo Quail.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:They're not likely to notice. The calls sound much like a songbird, so if you really care, hang a birdfeeder and the native birds will join in the noise making.
     
  5. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a similar sized backyard and have no problem with my quail back there. I only have a dozen jumbos, mind you, but they are surprisingly quiet. My neighbours had no idea I had them out there all summer until they saw me move them into the garage for the winter. LOL!
     
  6. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the phoenix metro area and my backyard is probably 40 x 65...and I have 2 chickens and 6 quail outside right now- and my neighbors have NO idea that I have any of them! The only noise from the quail is the occasional male crow, and the only time the chickens make noise is when I try to sleep in and they remind me that they're hungry [​IMG] But we have a lot of doves and pigeons in the neighborhood and so the bird noises all mix together nicely. They're so quiet that I'm getting more chickens and hatching more quail! [​IMG]

    When I only had female quail, they were so quiet with their cooing and singing that you'd have to get within 5 feet of the pen to hear them- I'm not sure if you want to breed them or just have some females for the eggs, but having only females is quieter than having the males in my brief experience. (had them for 6 months, didn't get the male until 6 weeks ago. some males crow louder than others too so it would be possible to get a quieter male if you get him as an adult bird)

    But like everyone else has said- you shouldn't have any problems keeping them in an urban area [​IMG] so dooooo it [​IMG]
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Quail? NO PROBLEM!

    Mine are in the house. Even when my little roo crows, he isn't that loud.

    I also have a small yard and I have 5 ducks. While they are noisy, they are still quieter than my neighbor's stupid dogs.
     
  8. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noise wise, quail are really not that bad. However, I just finally released all my Bobwhites because I couldn't stand the smell. Even cleaning up daily didn't seem to help. I kept mine in breeding cages with drop pans. I also had them in a shelter so that preditors wouldn't pull parts off through the wire. My chickens just do not smell that bad in comparison.
     
  9. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you alowed to to just let go your birds i thought it was unlawful
     
  10. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you alowed to to just let go your birds i thought it was unlawful
     
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