gardensphere

Hatching
11 Years
Oct 13, 2008
1
0
7
Tacoma, WA
Hey all..
Quick Question for anyone experienced in Quail...

I've got a nice little menegarie of Chickens going on at home and loving it... For odd reasons (ask if you like) I am looking at getting some Valley Quail.

My question is (short of the standard Quail run/housing) do Valley Quail need any additional heat or shelter during the winter months??

FYI- I'm in Western Washington, just south of Seattle, rarely gets below freezing, mostly wet and cool...

Thanks!!
 

monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
121
301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
wish i could help too, i think they would possibly need some sort of warmth, however the discription of where you live may just be sutable for them to be fine W/O heat as long as they have a shelter that has no drafts (but that's to be expected of any sort of animals shelter ofcourse haha).
Sorry i can't be of more help, i only raise coturnix and buttonquail. I love the look of valley quail but i dont feel ike going through teh permit hassle so i'll stick with my non-permit needing birdies hehe!
 

jhm47

Songster
11 Years
Sep 7, 2008
575
7
141
I've had Valley Quail for a couple of years now. I plan to get rid of them because they are just too flighty. They fly away and bang into the walls of their cages, and knock over their waterer and feeder. I have tried everything I can think of to calm them down, but nothing has worked. It could be that I just got some with unusually flighty genetics. I also have Butler BW's and have had Bluescales and Gambles, but the Gambles and Valley have been too flighty for my tastes. The Butlers are by far the calmest, and they reproduce well for me too.
 

Lophura

Songster
12 Years
Jan 23, 2008
579
14
181
Holden, Missouri
Quote:They are a hardy species and sounds like they would would do just fine where you are at. Just make sure there is some cover and natural items in the avairy, will help them calm down. Fun birds to keep and have cool call.

Dan
 

lorieMN

Songster
11 Years
Apr 19, 2008
992
0
149
montevideo,MN
Quote:They are a hardy species and sounds like they would would do just fine where you are at. Just make sure there is some cover and natural items in the avairy, will help them calm down. Fun birds to keep and have cool call.

Dan

native they are found up in to Canada arent they?..mine have tamed down alot,I have them with some golden pheasants and they do great.
 

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