Questions about Quail

R3dnck

In the Brooder
Jan 2, 2016
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9
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South Carolina
I have a few questions maybe yall can answer. I am new to quail an I want to start raising about 10 or so for egg purposes. What are some of the requirements to keep them especially this time of the year? I live in SC at nights it gets cold and when winter starts really hitting its not uncommon for us to get 15-20 degree weather before daybreak. I would be keeping them outside in a raised pen that is enclosed on three sides and the roof. Anything else I should add to the pen or to help keep them alive thru the winter?
Thanks for your time
 

Lozuufy

Returning to the addiction
9 Years
May 20, 2012
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Massachusetts
I just give my quail a pile of hay for them to snuggle in when it gets cold, I have coturnix and they are fine in the winter temps up here in Mass (temps got to -20 F here last winter)
 

Sill

Songster
6 Years
Dec 30, 2013
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Tempe, AZ
If your enclosure it open wire on the bottom they appreciate a snuggly box filled with hay or shavings. I will often see four or more quail crowded into a box to keep warm.
 

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