Raising Quail in upstate NY

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MShalna, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. MShalna

    MShalna New Egg

    Dec 15, 2015
    Hello everyone, I'm new to BYC... I was wondering what the most suitable Quail breed would be for upstate NY...thanks in advance!
  2. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

    May 20, 2012
    Hi, welcome to BYC! I'm in Mass and have coturnix, they do fine in the cold, I don't know much about other kinds of quail but I think bobwhite would be good too.
  3. Everlast

    Everlast New Egg

    May 9, 2014
    I live in upstate NY as well and have been breeding Coturnix Quails for about 3 years now. They have been just fine in 0'F weather,-20 real feel with windchill. I don't have a heat source for them. Just a heated water bowl that the Quail's just use for drinking. Im still shocked that they can tolerate that type of cold. Only problem is that they barely lay eggs. 2-3 a day out of 13 hen's. Normally its 13-14 eggs. Of course at that temperature eggs are like rocks, and i have to thaw them out in water. Just make sure that they don't get direct freezing wind.
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