who else raises mountain quails here?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by *MiniAnimalBreeder*, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. *MiniAnimalBreeder*

    *MiniAnimalBreeder* New Egg

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    heyo!
    i raise mountains, and i have been losing my because they are breaking their necks! It is the foxes fault.
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    I do!
    I have the same problem too. [​IMG] I lost a male. [​IMG](
     
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  3. KFCGirla(TM)?

    KFCGirla(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    haha so do i!
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Hence why they are not meant for young novices...just saying [​IMG]

    One of the species of quail that need a lot of TLC. I don't raise them. Honestly, I hatched some, sold them when they were adults because I have a lot of birds and one who can tend to them more often (even though I am out there all the time)...but I had a tough time keeping them alive for starters, the chicks that is, adulthood was easy but I found a home for them with natural setting and they love it there [​IMG] Maybe they are just not meant to be in cages [​IMG]
     
  5. KFCGirla(TM)?

    KFCGirla(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Little_Bigfoot

    Little_Bigfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like you all need higher cages every one i know who raises them and breeds them keeps them in an 8 foot tall avary setting with half inch wire, i plan on getting some in a year (thats my goal) no sooner, i just got blue scales and once i feel i can deal with any temperment problems i will get mountain quail, i am also interested in mearns quail has any one raised those, they have a really interesting defence pattern where others will fly off they are so confident in thier camoflauge that when a predator comes they instead hunker down you guys should google it its pretty cool to see.
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Either that or lower cages cages much over 14" tall and most quail will flush and break their necks I am not sure what the minimum an aviary should be 6-8' ?? but I think most with the aviaries have softer netting as opposed to hardware cloth or chicken wire etc
     
  8. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use 1" foam padding and attach to the top of the pen (Aviary) so when they do flush it wont hurt them. I went to a mans house he had like 20 pairs all in individual small cages with that in each pen and he never lost any.
     
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  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    THERES AN EASY FIX FOR THIS...

    It is the foxes fault

    AND IF YOU DO IT CORRECTLY ITS A PERMANENT FIX​
     
  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:AND IF YOU DO IT CORRECTLY ITS A PERMANENT FIX

    Conibare, havaheart, or 22-250'A.I....? I use the last 2 together alot...
     

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