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Raising Quail?

Postby txpanhandler » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:12 am

A friend acquired several acres of land last year, has been living on it for a few months, and wants to start raising some quail and probably a few chickens. There is plenty of information on the interwebz, a lot of it way more complex than we want to get. We want to raise them for meat and eggs. Ive seen a lot of info on raising the coturnix quail, but on this property there is already a covey of 12-15 bob-whites that are fairly tame and accustomed to human presence. I almost think we could provide food and shelter and a nesting area and let them roam outside of that. But I also like the idea of a controlled environment that they never leave.

My biggest concern is the brooding pen that would be needed to raise chicks, it seems like the temperature requirements are more specific from the info ive read than just "keepin 'em warm".

Anyone have any experience with this?
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Re: Raising Quail?

Postby Underradar » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:19 pm

Yeah, my dad raised those things. It was fun to shoot them close up through the wire with my bb gun.
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Re: Raising Quail?

Postby OmegaRed » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:51 pm

I raise quail for my dogs, but not outside. I have them in a pen.

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Re: Raising Quail?

Postby OGblackcloud » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:55 pm

Surrogator , I think Byers has one You might send him a PM
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Re: Raising Quail?

Postby OmegaRed » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:05 pm

OGblackcloud wrote:Surrogator , I think Byers has one You might send him a PM


Impregnator. I have one. I'll send you a picture.
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