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 Post subject: Quail enthusiasts
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:35 pm 
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hi,
im not quite sure if this it the right spot to post this thread, or if someone can please point me in the right direction?
Is the any info on here about keepin quail?
thankyou chook-lovers!


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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:59 pm 
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Does this help?

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/145346/Raising-Japanese-quail.pdf

There was a guy named wolfie that sold a lot of quail and had a very good website, but I cant find it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Quails are a sinch to keep... here are some recent posts about quail care!

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7994249&p=430507&hilit=Quails#p430507

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7994249&p=430507&hilit=Quails#p430507

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7993671&hilit=Quails

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=7993482&p=422280&hilit=Quails#p422280


A few basics...

Quails need high protein feed. 23-24% Turkey starter or game bird mix are good, just remember the medication in turkey starter makes the eggs unsuitable for human consumption so best to raise them to 6 weeks of age on turkey starter then swap them to game bird mix.

Some shell grit as the girls lay a lot and will burn out.

A sand bath (they love this and they eat the sand too, helps with digestion)

Allow a minimum of 30cm square for each quail.

Babies need heat... The go comatose very quickly if you can't keep them warm.

They are generally pretty hardy but chicks can get cocci so keep a bit of sulphadim on hand

They mature and start laying in 6-8 weeks

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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:58 am 
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D'you reckon there would be any chance of a subforum being started - something like "Quail Qeepers' Qorner"...? I think we would have stuff to talk about...

Catherine (or should that be Qatherine)


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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:19 pm 
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Quail have been added to the guinea and Turkey forum so I will move this thread over there.

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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:14 pm 
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I guess im a quail queeper :lol:
My eggs went in today :bounce:
id like to see what yall keep your quail in once grown.
I have a builder as a hubby so i just need ideas.
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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:25 pm 
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Paid for my eggs oday should get them mid next week BIG thanks to Happyhenz for putting me onto her breeder.

Any time you and hubby want to come over and help us knock up an outside minicoop for the quail using our 2nd hand stuff here we would be most appreciative HH.

:nail: :catch:

Look forward to having more chats bout the quails, as we are first time owners in this house..

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:38 pm 
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Yay Lintonpair!!
Im sure you will be happy with the eggs and the packaging he does a great job.
Im yet to get hubby to make a mini coop but i have all the stuff u need to get him to do it.
I would recommend getting avairy mesh as those little suckers can get out of just about anything :lol:
would love to come over and plan with the ducks :mrgreen:
Yay another canberra Quail Queeper.

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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
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Well you have had them before so I am happy to take any advice and learn from you.
Soooooooooooooooo nervous..lol

We need shirts with a logo..lol CQK

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I used to breed king quail and they allways seemed to have a death wish, you have to use a very shallow water bowl even put a rock in it to help get back out. also when they get lost from the mums they get cold quickly, many times ive had the chicks laying on their sides and you think they are dead but check them closely if even a slight movement i used to pick them up and put them in my top shirt pocket. my body warmth used to quickly revive them and i used to return them to the mother.


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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
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Ok I am now officially pulling my hair out..


Am trying to get my STILL AIR Hovabator SET AND HOLDIGN TEMP BEFORE MY EGGS ARRIVE.

Now I have read that it needs to be at 38.3 for starters... and other places say 37.5

Can SOMEONE enlighten me before I mess up my damned hatch please.

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Hi,

I think the different temperature are for different type of incubator.. Still air should be 38.3, different temperature at different time... and fan force to maintain 37.5 degree....

I use this fact sheet as my bible for incubating my quails... now waiting for my 3rd batch :thumbs:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/145346/Raising-Japanese-quail.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
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Bless ya Jojo!

Am going in circles here :aaargh:

Saved yet again from disater by awesome BYP folks xx

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Whoa Lintonpair you will be balding before they get here :rofl:
Its fine they arent any harder than chicks to hatch you will do ok.
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 Post subject: Re: Quail enthusiasts
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Hi there HH

Nope the bator is still not holding temp and eggs arrived today. Hoping to get it nailed tonight so they can go in tomorrow.
If not then I would be happy to pay you to incubate my lot.
You got any spare room in your bator atm? :help: :help:

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