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Thinking of keeping quail

Never had quail before. Starting to think about Keeping a few. Are they easy to keep? I keep a nice few hens and cattle, do no stranger to animals etc. What breeds are best to keep? I was thinking of a good meat type that would mature early etc. Thanks

Tw
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Japanese or Italian jumbo. Need a well secured and covered run, able to take the cold but need to be dry. Very easy to look after, and will mature quickly. Ready to lay or for the table about 8 weeks after hatching

Torsten Schulz
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Thanks, much difference between the two? What should I feed the breeders and what should I feed fattening birds? I've seen cage's for sale on done deal for them but they were very small. I wouldn't really like them that confined. I'll probably build a handy pen in a shed. Thanks

Tw
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

I've never fattened any myself but as with hens,, there is a laying and a meat strain/ breed. You're right, those cages are small, even if they end up on the table, they should have a quality of life. I've fed layers pellets and if you are hatching yourself, start with turkey or chick crumb ground down for the first few days, and some poppy seeds. My number is 0868315132 if there's anything else I can help with

Torsten Schulz
Monday, February 4th, 2019

Thanks very much, appreciate it. I'll have a look around and see where I'll make a spot

Tw
Monday, February 4th, 2019

Thanks very much, appreciate it. I'll have a look around and see where I'll make a spot for them. I might give you a buzz later in the week for a quick chat about them. Thanks very much.

Tw
Monday, February 4th, 2019

I have almost new 2 quail cages . Will sell it cheap and can give generic advice on keeping quail . Each cage wil hold up to 20 birds . Call me 0857253773 to discuss

Daira
Friday, February 8th, 2019


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