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#60841 - 08/03/06 01:46 PM Re: First Quail
Jeep Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/09/03
Posts: 477
Loc: California
It would be safe in assuming they'd like a couple of females around!! They will pair up. Just be sure they have alot of space. Come spring they will be chasing each other all over the place. I keep my quail in the day yard and have set up three separate piles of pine limbs for them to shelter in, and lay their eggs. The day yard is 20x90.

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#60842 - 08/07/06 01:04 AM Re: First Quail
Dustin Biery Offline
Chicken

Registered: 04/25/06
Posts: 81
Loc: Arkansas
Make sure that the hen has a place to get away from the rooster. He will ride them to death. A friend of mine started out with 6 hens and a rooster, and he killed all but one of them. Tears nasty spots on the back of their heads.
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#60843 - 08/07/06 09:48 PM Re: First Quail
Jeep Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 04/09/03
Posts: 477
Loc: California
Well I for one, never had any male "hound" my females. I had four pair living in my day yard. While there was some 'bickering' between them, I never saw any serious spats. I have had several escape, so I am now down to 2 females, one male, 9 (pre)adults, and one Cortunix. Maybe your friend had them in to small an area. Either way, if you've got a male that nasty, get rid of it...don't need a male till next year anyway!

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#60844 - 08/22/06 08:25 PM Re: First Quail
Sally Offline
Coop Keeper

Registered: 08/15/03
Posts: 686
Loc: Florida
I just hatched some quail this week....XXXJumbo's. I guess they are Jumbo Bobwhites....not up on the names and lingo..LOL
anyways, 12 hatched and all doing great, however, unlike the chicks of other poultry, these were not liking the footing I provided until I put chaf hay into pen!! that was the ticket for sure. I feed 30% gamebird to all my chicks of every kind. the quail get mayo jar lids for waterers as they love to play in the water also and this will keep them safe. I also have a lot of grass going to seed and the argentina bahia gets little black seeds on them when mature and the chicks go ape for them.
tonight I had 1 baby duck hatch and it is in with the quail peeps hahahahaha what a hoot it is!!
there is always a light on for heat and to keep them eating and growing as much as possible as fast as possible.
Sally
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#103291 - 04/09/12 02:30 PM Re: First Quail [Re: Sally]
footballnathan Offline
New Egg

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 2
Loc: california
i hatched 75 northern a month ago im down to 65 bobwhite fight thats just something that happens mine have plenty of space and are happy they mature at 8-10 weeks so be patient

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#103293 - 04/09/12 02:40 PM Re: First Quail [Re: Dustin Biery]
footballnathan Offline
New Egg

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 2
Loc: california
can anyone in california help me find mexican specaled bobwhite quail and gambels quail for a good price plz and thank you

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#104062 - 06/05/12 08:35 PM Re: First Quail [Re: footballnathan]
Ted_D Offline
New Egg

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Idaho
I built a Johnny House. The top hold a few birds and the bottom has a door. The ones in the bottom leave the house everyday and are called back by the ones in the top. Then I have about 100 Gambel Escapee's. Doesn't work with them.
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