valley quail questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sister Mary Michael, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Sister Mary Michael

    Sister Mary Michael Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pair of Valleys; do I need more hens?

    They are in a wire 24" x 24"cage inside right now as it was a nasty winter when we got them from a warmer climate. Want to move them outdoors soon. Should I build a larger cage and give them ground access? They are really wild and no eggs yet.

    Want to make them as comfy as possible, and hopefully raise some for meat and a few eggs.

    Any help out there?[​IMG]
     
  2. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most valley quail do fine in pairs or trios. I have mine on the ground with sand, they love it.
     
  3. Sister Mary Michael

    Sister Mary Michael Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! As I type, I hear the male calling in the back room.
    In the outside pen, what should the size be and what about predators? We have major raccoon problems.
     
  4. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For a pair you would only need a couple square feet. Six square feet would make a nice pen. I don't really know what to do about predators because we don't have any around here.
     

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