Quail Housing Requirements

I have read on the poultrysite that,”Adult quail will live and produce successfully if they are allowed 145 cm² of floor space per bird (125 cm² per bird on wire floors). A cage 13 × 20 cm is large enough for two birds.”

Quail are often kept in aviaries with at least 4ft by 3ft of floor space.

Quail are sometimes kept in cages.

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I currently keep some quail in an aviary and some in a barn. Both are free to fly within the aviary or barn. The aviary has sawdust or straw or a mixture of both on the floor and the barn has a sandy soil floor which I place straw in so that the quail can make nests on the ground to lay their eggs. My quail are not kept in cages.

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3 thoughts on “Quail Housing Requirements

  1. Hi Junior,
    Sorry to hear that one of your quail has died. I have had a few of my quail that have had egg binding. I would say that it is quite common as quail lay alot of eggs and start laying from 6 weeks old. They are also a small bird to churn out an egg a day so I am not surprised that they get egg bound.
    If you reduce the photoperiod (length of daylight) the quail get then they will reduce their egg laying and this may help to stop the egg binding but unfortunately you won’t get so many eggs.
    I have read that making sure the quail hen has adequate protein, calcium, selenium, and vitamins A and E in her feed can help prevent egg binding as dietary insufficiencies can lead to egg binding.
    I will have a look to see if I can find any quail for sale near Somerset.
    Hope this helps.
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

  2. hi

    I went out to see to my aviaries today and I have found one of my quail dead.
    We’ve had a lot of snow recently so I thought it was because of that but she had actually died of egg binding. Is this common in young quail?

    thankyou junior

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