What kind of quail can I keep in an aviary?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pringle, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Hey all,I'm building an aviary that's about 10x10 ft for a pair of mandarins or maybe wood ducks or some other awesom species or ornamental duck.Anyways I'm gonna have a pair of them and for fun was thinking I could get a couple of quail and put them in there. I have a good variety of adults from which I can pick because of the local chicken stocks and stuff.So what type of quail can I get that makes some cool noises and can be kept in an aviary?They need to be cold hardy too and please don't say coturnix.
     
  2. millebantam

    millebantam Songster

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    I have several similar setups. In one of my 12x12's I have a pair of Mandarins (with a small ground level pool), a pair of Lady Amhearst pheasants, and 8 Bobwhites. They have lived together like that for over 2 years now with no problems at all.
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    and Bobs definitely make nice sounds!
     
  4. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chirping

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    Valley quail are really nice.
     

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