question on housing quail.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tknjk, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2007
    Abilene, TX
    I have been really thinking about getting into raising some quail.
    For fun, and food. I just need some more things to do to keep me
    busy this summer. I was planning on building the pens up off
    the ground with wire floors. For starters I am going to keep it
    fairly small. How much room does a breeding treo of quail need.
    1 male, 2 or 3 females. I plan on covering the cages with a roof,
    but having part of it in the open to get sunlight.


  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Quote:The "to the book" rule of thumb is 1 square foot per bird however i dont even go off of that. If you're wanting coturnix quail you'd be better off with 4 hens rather than 2-3 so the male isnt torchering just 1-2 hens over and over daily. If you're meaning bobwhites then you'd be better off with just a pair.

    A normal sized rabbit hutch would house 5 coturnix quail beautifully. 3 ft long by 2 ft wide to just spout off a nice size that's not too big...though big is always better.
  3. tknjk

    tknjk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2007
    Abilene, TX
    Thanks for the advice. I have been looking for info on raising quail, and
    it seems like it's not as easy as chickens. Am I reading too much into it,
    or does it really take that much more work to get it right with quail?

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