Keeping Quail

Quail in a Cage - A Segregation Cage for new QuailIf you are limited on space, or fancy branching out into new poultry, then Quail are a good choice. Small and easy to care for, they lay delicious small eggs, and are also very easy to breed.

We’ve guides on which breeds to pick, quail health, incubation, and what type of housing to use. If you fancy keeping quail read on through the articles and decide which of these beautiful birds you fancy keeping or breeding.

Quail Articles

Aviary Coturnix Quail - A guide to Aviary Coturnix Quail

Aviary Coturnix Quail - A guide to Aviary Coturnix Quail

Aviary Coturnix Quail Breeds In addition to the normal and coloured varieties of Coturnix laying quail, there are other Coturnix Quail breeds that are often kept as aviary birds, rather than as producers. Chinese Painted Quail The Chinese Painted,...
Chinese Coturnix Quail

Chinese Coturnix Quail

Colour Varieties of Chinese Painted Quail In recent years, there has been a considerable amount of breeding to produce different colour varieties. These are all variations of the Asian Blue Chinese Painted, which is the most commonly found. These varieties...
Coturnix Quail Colours of Breeds - Variety of Colours

Coturnix Quail Colours of Breeds - Variety of Colours

Colour Varieties of Coturnix Quail Gold Coturnix Quail This is essentially the same breed as other strains of Coturnix laying quail, but has been developed as a separate variety with golden colouring. The male is lighter while the female is darker...
Coturnix Quail: Origin & Breeds of Coturnix Quail

Coturnix Quail: Origin & Breeds of Coturnix Quail

Coturnix Quail There is a great deal of confusion about the origin of Coturnix quail as we know them today, so it is appropriate to consider how their development took place. Part of the confusion undoubtedly lies in the fact that there are so many...
Intoduction to Keeping Quail - Quail Eggs and Health

Intoduction to Keeping Quail - Quail Eggs and Health

How Many Eggs from Quail On average Japanese quail will lay 300 eggs per year, and you will often find they lay twice a day in summer months. To achieve this and keep the birds laying year round you will need to maintain light levels for 16 hours a...
Introduction to Keeping Quail - Breeds, Incubation, Housing & Rearing Quail

Introduction to Keeping Quail - Breeds, Incubation, Housing & Rearing Quail

Keeping quail at home is becoming increasingly popular. These small attractive birds take up far less room than poultry which means the hobby is open to those with just a tiny garden or even a spare room indoors. Unlike hens and ducks that can be noisy,...

 

 

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