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Coturnix Quail Chicks (day olds - unsexed)

Coturnix Quail Chicks (day olds - unsexed)

Day old Pharaoh Coturnix quail chicks. Quantity pending availability. They are the perfect addition to a homesteaders small set up. Quails are becoming the "new thing" as they are a fast turnover for eggs and meat (17 days of incubation and eight weeks from hatch). The Coturnix egg weights approximately 16 grams. Their average clutch size is 6 eggs. A quail will lay an egg a day for their lives once reached adulthood (6-8 weeks). They live around 3-5 years. Their top speed is 24km/h. Are around 6” tall. Sexing is very difficult, but can be done around 3-4 weeks, but better around 6. Their wingspan averages 12-14”.Quails can be housed indoors or outdoors. Approximately 1 square foot per quail for best health. Rabbit hutches work great for starters. Due to their droppings, ammonia can be hazardous, so keep their living space clean. Straw, wood shavings (do not use cedar as it can cause respiratory harm), or grass. They enjoy a dark “box” with hole cut out to lay their eggs in. They also require a tote or deep bowl to dust bath in for best health. Diatomaceous earth mixed with clean dry dirt, ashes or sand are great for this. They tend to make a mess of their food, so a container with small hole cut to fit their heads work great, or tray on the outside of their living space with a slot for their heads to fit through. Keep their water in a very shallow dish or outside their living space with slot as they could drown. A dish with pebbles works great too for starters. Quails do well in winter weather (with shelter and no drafts), no heat lamp required.Quail eat game bird food, seeds, leaves, roots, wheat, barley, berries, flowers, and insects.

    C$8.00Price
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