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

Age Of Maturity Of Female Birds

The age of maturity of female birds will differ between species of birds. The maturity refers to the age at which the females reach sexual maturity and will start laying eggs and breeding with their male partners. Quail = about 50 days old (I have observed that female Japanese quail will start to lay eggs … Read more

Male To Female Ratio For Keeping Different Varieties Of Poultry

Here is a rough guide to the male to female ratio for keeping different varieties of poultry together. Quail = 1 male to every 3-4 females. Hen = 1 males to every 6-10 females. (The Domestic Fowl Trust normally recommend 1 male to 6 females for breeding chickens.) Partridges = 1 male to 1 female. … 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

Roast Quail Stuffed With Prunes

My friend “Mama” has sent me a recipe for roast quail stuffed with prunes that she says tastes delicious and is very simple to make. Ingredients 6 Quail 12 half dried prunes soaked in a little armagnac. Method Baste quail with a little olive oil. Put prunes that have been soaked in almanac into the … 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 Mountain Quail Eggs

The Mountain Quail is one of the largest birds of the quail family. The eggs are a plain light beige colour, without any spots or patches. Incubating Mountain Quail Eggs Incubation period = 24-28 days – I have read that the eggs can hatch over three days. Temperature = approximately 99.75 degrees F or 37.5ºC. … 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