what do you need for quail!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jason180sx, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    i have chicken but i might get some quail
    what do you need
    can they live outside?
    do they need a house or can they live in a run?
     
  2. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out the sticky here Jason...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=102281

    Yes out side after there feathered out is the place for them with the exception of buttons, which aint real hardy.... and a old rabbit hutch can be a good pen if set up proper... Welcome to the quail board. Bill
     
  4. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thank you
    but they need a house to go into at night or can they live in the run
    i will post pics of the run
     
  5. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will do fine in a open "run" as long as they can stay dry and out of the wind in cold weather. They need shade in the hot times too. It sounds like you want to keep birds on the ground. This will work but I prefer to raise them off the ground like rabbits. They can pick up alot of parasites on the ground. Also they are probably better off not to share a "run" or pen with chickens or other barnyard avian.... Bill
     
  6. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, I always thought Id like to visit Ireland. I would like to spend some quality time there "inspecting" every pub I could find, ride'n the bus from one to another, get'n to know the local folks... Sounds like a great time to me!! Bill
     
  7. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i know its off topic, but you should check it out, my wife and I passed thru on our way to france a few years back, just so happened it was on st. patty day(which is more for tourists then the locals)

    great bars, if you go, in Dublin, check out the Temple Bar District.

    and yea jason, i raise mine above ground as well, go with what bill said, they can have a run, as long as its close to a 3 walled enclosure so they can keep dry and out of the heat
     
  8. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Is a two foot high pen high enough or will they fly up and bash their heads?
     
  9. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine is 2 foot high inside, they don't really fly around much unless they get scared. i recently lost one of my quails due to him getting scared and flying up and breaking his neck

    don't let that deter you tho, i still firm believe that 2ft. is high enough, my quail just was a freak accident(which does happen from time to time)
     
  10. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is pen that is 3ft long, 1ft and 2ft wide and a wood floor
     

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