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Starting out with Coturnix: Got Milk? I mean, advice?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Orange Ribbon, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to get started with coturnix quail. I am guessing there isn't such a thing as SOP for quail like there is for chickens which would be a relief after listening to the chicken folks harp on it all the time. (Me included [​IMG] ) So, is there much difference in ordering from a private breeder or a commercial hatchery when starting out with a a flock?

    I'd like to start out with chicks, but don't know how feasible that is. Do many people ship chicks? Also, I'm wondering if it is too late in the year to get them, or if you can how hard it will be due to fewer laid eggs in the winter months?

    Oh, how do they do in winter? Virginia gets pretty cold. Do you make a shelter for them like a little box to get into, or just pile up stuff for them to get in?

    Well, that is all I can think of to ask right now. Anything else you can think of is great. Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:answers in bold, check out the sticky as well, lots of good coturnix info in there.
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    forgot to say that you can get coturnix eggs alllllllll year, all they need is 14hr a day artificial/real light and they will keep going.
     
  4. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info! I'll check out that sticky. [​IMG]
     

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