Tips on California quail care

Annoyed quail

In the Brooder
Oct 26, 2021
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Hello I recently ordered 6 California quail eggs and a incubator and was wondering Weather anyone had any suggestions on care.
 

maadroj

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May 25, 2019
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Do you have prior experience with other quail? What is your local weather? How do you plan to keep them and for what purpose? They grow more slowly than coturnix. Unlike coturnix, they prefer to roost high at night. I know someone who has trained hers to free range and return to the coop nightly, but they need a lot of hands on attention growing up to trust you this much. We hand raised one last spring that follows us around and sits with us all day. They need a large living area. In the spring when they pair off with mates they can become aggressive and need to be separated if they don't have enough space to get away from each other. They love to dust bathe and like hiding places like boxes or bushes. Good luck!
 

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