Helping Quail Chicks

Do you have any advice on helping quail chicks hatch out? There is a lot of debate about whether you should help a quail chick or any chick out of their shell. I believe it is up to the individual to assess their own situation and decide if they are going to intervene or not. We … Read more

Quail Flying

Quail keepers sometimes find that their quail will fly upwards and injure themselves or can fly out of a pen if the pen doesn’t have adequate roofing or even escape via the door of a hut. Quail will demonstrate a vertical flight movement. This vertical flight can occur when quail are: frightened or startled by … Read more

Incubating Blue Scaled Quail Eggs

Blue scale quail eggs have light or dark brown spots on them. Incubating Blue Scaled Quail Eggs Incubation period = 22-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = Humidity: 82 to 84 degrees F wet bulb. If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some advice or just to … Read more

Incubating Calfornia Valley Quail Eggs

California Valley Quail are also known as Valley Quail and they are the state bird of California. Incubating California Valley Quail Eggs Incubation period = 22-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = 84 to 86 degrees F wet bulb If you keep quail and want to ask a question to get some … Read more

Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs

Gambel’s Quail are are found in arid areas of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. The Gambel quail egg is a pale buff to white colour with moderate pink/brown spots. Incubating Gambel’s Quail Eggs Incubation period = 21-23 days Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F Humidity = wet bulb of 83 F If … Read more

Mycoplasma In Quail

I suspect that my quail have mycoplasma which is like congunctivitis. It is an infection of the air passages and signs of the infection are: swollen facial sinuses. Other signs may include: sneezing, eye discharges, breathing through a partly opened beak, reduced growth, reduction in appetite, joints may also be affected and birds may become … Read more

How To Tell Difference Between Male & Female Chinese Painted Quail

There are a number of ways to tell the difference between a male and female chinese painted quail. The chinese painted male quail have a white bib under their chin which the females don’t have. The females are slightly larger than the males with a plumper body. Mannerisms, the male tend to walk taller than … Read more

Books About Quail

Farming Friends is delighted to announce that we now have books about quail in stock. If you are a quail enthusiast, if you keep quail or are thinking of keeping quail then Quail Past & Present by Michael Roberts or Keeping Quail by Katie Thear are books that are sure to delight and inform you. … Read more

Quail Egg Fertility Rate October 2009

When breeding quail and incubating their eggs it is important to keep a record of fertility and to calculate the percentage fertility because this will help in evaluating incubation  and breeding efficiency. I have recently incubated some quail eggs from quail that were hatched themselves in 2007, so two years on it is important to check their … Read more