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roosters loud?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ScoutingInTheWoods, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. ScoutingInTheWoods

    ScoutingInTheWoods Chirping

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    Hey everyone i want to get into quail but there is one problem that i need to sourt out first i want to breed bob whites and coturnix for eggs and meat but are the roosters loud. or are they quite? if anyone has a video that would be great.
     
  2. aart

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  3. Gray Farms

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    I wouldn't call them loud at all. You could hear them maybe 1/4 mile away on a calm day.
     
  4. ScoutingInTheWoods

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    Thanks guys that is very helpful,do they crow like that a lot tho?
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Sorry, I don't know...never had quail.
    I imagine it varies by individual bird and circumstance...just like with chicken crowers.
     
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    ok thanks
     
  8. Gray Farms

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    What do you consider all the time? They call several times a day, but not as much if they don't get a response.
     
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  9. BReeder!

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    I have coturnix in a suburban 1/3 acre lot. Their cage is against the back fence I share with a neighbor behind me. Nobody even knows they are there. There are 3 cocks and 11 hens currently out there. The cocks do crow, but nothing like chickens. Its higher pitched and shorter. Their noise blends right in with the wild birds' noises to the untrained ear. Also, keep in mind that you only need top keep a few clicks around for a breeding program. Too many and the aggression will lead to fights, stress and overly mated hens that we'll then refuse to lay. 1 cock to every 3-5 hens is ideal IMO.
     
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    That's what I thought after watching a few videos.
     
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