would like to raise some quail, coturnix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by silkymom, May 21, 2010.

  1. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2009
    hello, i have silky chickens, and ringneck pheasant , im trying to hatch the ringnecks now, would like to raise some quail, i have hatched bobwhite before, they tryed to kill each other, but im in michigan, will coturnix make it in our freezing weather, ?im about to make a flight cage, thinking of quail, im a rehaber for the state, for wildlife, and our native bobwhite are so hard to keep. do to there temperment,
    any help will be apreciated,
  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    I'm new to quail, also, but I gather that Coturnix are less aggressive than Bobwhites. I would be concerned about keeping them outside in the winter. I believe they need to be in a draft-free environment in cold weather.

    There's some great information included in the sticky at the top of the Quail section. I believe winter accomodations are discussed in that thread.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
  4. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2009
    thanks,. i will build into a barn i can heat, all the info was great and showed some coops, i want to make a flight type with trees and bushes, but can but it into a barn and run heat lights, thanks all,
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Coturnix would be fine outside in the winter, just make sure that they have something to snuggle in to help keep them warm, or that part of their cage is enclosed to keep the wind out. Mine do fine here, granted, I don't think it gets quite as cold as it does in MI, but really, they should be fine. Mine have boxes inside their cages that they can go in to get warm, lay eggs, or whatever they decide to do in them [​IMG]

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