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Discussion in 'Quail' started by tuesdays chicks, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I know my quail are only under 3 weeks old, and before anyone chews my head off I didn't order them or ask for them I was given the eggs along with the chicken eggs I wanted to hatch, and yes they are very pretty little birds, but they are sooooo messy and maybe its because they are all in a small area, but they poop so much, my dh has been away all week thank god, and maybe I need good stand for the cage with a poop tray under that can be slid out, I have been looking at my options, but I'm really not sure raising quail is for me, I do love the golden and I think he is a roo, when it comes down to it I don't think I would be able to kill any of them for food, I have a hard time thinking of killing predators, so I'm wondering if someone is interested in taking some of these jumbo browns off my hands from what I can tell so far I have mostly hens besides the golden I think I have 2 other roos, I was thinking of keeping the golden and the minimum number of hens to keep him happy and all safe, Ive never shipped a live anything so don't know the 1st thing about shipping birds, and 1 question are quail like chickens or do they need a roo around to lay?

  2. Stevo

    Stevo Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Howell, NJ
    Post an ad on CL. A local hunter is always looking for quail to train his pointing dogs. They will probubly pick them up.
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Quote:I know what you mean, they are so messy. try CL but i would try for a non hunter first, but if that's all that answers your ad [​IMG] . you also do not need a roo for chickens or quail. that's a myth. Quail can handle being out side even when 3 weeks old as long as they are fully feathered, if you have a male he will start to sing a very pretty song too.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    thanks I moved the quail out in a sheltered spot today have both sun and shade, I'll see how it goes before I start advertising them, and really the only reason I'm panicking about them is where I plan to keep them is occupied at the moment, I'll figure it out.
    thanks again
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Stuart is far from me I believe. I always need hens. Saves time searching for homes for the boys I have up for sale. If I send you a box, would you ship them?
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Quote:Coturnix aren't really the type of quail that you'd want to use for hunting, they are more likely to try to outrun their predators or hide from them than to fly away.

    Coturnix are very stinky, a droppings pan or some sweet PDZ in their bedding would help with that. Luckily they don't need heat nearly as long as chickens do so they can go outside earlier.

    I agree with posting on craigslist or on bestfarmbuys.com to try and rehome them. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    If All You Want To Do Is Rehome Them Sehd 'em On Over... Like Alexandra I Can Always Use More Ladies

  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    well the lady thing I thought would perk ya up, and maybe new blood in your lines, I might be able to get someone to proccess the roos, I'll see what happens with the people I speak with.

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