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Thinking about getting some quail...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by noitulover, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. noitulover

    noitulover Songster

    Apr 23, 2009
    Central Virginia
    I'm thinking about getting some quail. I'm fairly clueless on them at this point, but I have a healthy flock of chickens, and I'm kind of looking to expand. I'm not too interested in turkeys or ducks at the moment, and my husband says NO GUINEAS OR PEAFOWL!

    Besides the obvious fact that quail are adorable and small, what are their benefits?

    I'm assuming because they're smaller that they require less room...

    Are they best kept outdoors or indoors?

    I've heard they are very temperature sensitive... anyone know how VA weather would do?

    Are quail like chickens, in that only one male should be kept in with females?

    What is the space requirement for each individual quail? and I'm assuming they like to be in a flock, as do chickens?

    -thanks for any help you can offer!

  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
  3. jensen

    jensen In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2009
    Reading the sticky will give you lots of ideas. Coturnix of any of the breeds would be good to get started and learn with.

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