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Anybody Raising Cotunix Quail? #14903053 05/22/20
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Put 4 cages for poultry together today along with 4 for rabbits. I've had the cages sitting around for a long time. Thought I might start with a few quail hens and a rooster.

Anybody have experience or advice they want to offer up?

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Re: Anybody Raising Cotunix Quail? [Re: LJBass] #14903834 05/23/20
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I'll bump it for morning and let it die I guess. Figured there were more of you guys raising quail, pigeons, rabbits, and the like.

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Spect Jim might be along directly, give it some time and bump it one more time.


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Re: Anybody Raising Cotunix Quail? [Re: LJBass] #14903869 05/23/20
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I bought some late last fall to do some remedial dog training. I still have a half dozen on hand that will be going away once the bag of food is gone. I knew going in that this breed of quail sucks for dog training but that was all that was available at the time.

I keep some barn pigeons for dog training too. I catch or buy some in the winter and keep them penned until May. They readily home back to the coop from the training field. Once they prove themselves to return, I leave the door open and they fend for themselves. I have a couple that have been around 3 years and it is not unusual for a stray to join my flock. I've had two flocks abandon my coop, I'm pretty sure a hawk or owl visited and spooked them off. I had to start over afterward but one of the escapees from the last flock still visits but will not go into the coop.

Don't bother with rabbits, I don't like cleaning up after them and free ranging them would not work as the wife has enough problems with wild ones in here gardens. I don't care to clean them anyways and am not particularly fond of eating them.

We have a few chickens, they seem to keep the bugs down and are just enjoyable to have around. The egg production is nice but not a priority. They are also great waste food disposal units and that feature has helped keep garbage smell down a bit.


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