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

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