Thinking about quail:question!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by twister, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thinking about raising a few quail. Not sure if we want to venture into it or not.
    Question: we are currently raising some CX meaties. After processing, could we raise a few quail in the meaties tractor? ( 8x8x2) salatin model... 1/2in. welders wire enclosed pen .... will that work? I need to read much much more on the process...but really no point in it , if this housing would not work. ideas?
     
  2. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can, provided you brood the chicks somewhere else for the first two to three weeks, since the chicks will happily walk through chicken wire.

    Coturnix are perfectly fine in tractors. Be a little more vigilant about small spaces, since they can squeeze through smaller spaces than young Birdzillas. You probably won't have to move them as often, or will at least sill have to mow in the area where you've housed them, since they're not going to be as effective as eating and stomping down the grass as larger meat birds. Regular moving will probably still be a good idea to give them fresh access to seeds and unsuspecting insects.

    If you raise them in a tractor I'd love to know the results compared to cage raising. I've never compared the weights.

    Edited for spelling. Bleh.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010
  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Chickens can carry diseases that can be fatal for quail. The chickens may not display any symptoms.

    If you are going to use any recently used chicken housing for quail, then you'll want to look up proper procedures for sanitizing the building / structure as best as possible AND be aware that there is some risk, however small, of disease transferring.
     

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