How To Begin Breeding Quail
How To Begin Breeding Quail
A quail specialist talks about breeding quails for beginners. It involves aviary size and quail species among other things.
Hello, I am Nino Castellano from welwynquail.com and today I am going to talk to you about quails. How to begin to breed quails.
Basically to start with, you need some sort of aviary or some sort of enclosure where you can keep the quails. When you have decided which sort of aviary or enclosure you need for your quails, the size, the height and the width, then you decide according to the size of the enclosure, you can keep in such a number of quails. Usually, the ideal ratio to a male to a female is 1 to 3, 1 male, 3 females.
Otherwise, if you put them in the aviary together because usually, you don't have any fights between them. One thing that you have to bear in mind is that when you have put a certain flock to the enclosure, you are not able to add to it because what will happen is the flock in the enclosure will start picking borders and the dominant male, the dominant female and etc, and everything is on the ornery. If you put in a later date other quails, certainly they will be killed because they will be seen as a foreigner or strangers and they will be attacked on.
If you would like to add to your flock, the best thing to do is to move all the quails from the existing enclosure, put it somewhere else for a week or two and then, take the new arrival with the existing quail and put it back in the enclosure. At that stage, because the quails, they think it is a new environment, a new pecking border is established and the quails will stay together without any trouble. But at any stage into the program, a cock can attack another cock or a female can attack another female, you have to look out for this sign of trouble because without ay reason, they can start.
One more important thing to bear in mind in an enclosure is to put a sort of hiding places. Because if a fight starts, the birds can go and direct somewhere because in nature, there are always ages or other things a birder can eye out of the sight of an attacking bird. So it's quite important that you create in your enclosure this sort of hiding places.
Thirdly, you have to always, the more space that they have, the better healthy they are because too many birds in an enclosure can create illness and other problems especially if the flight on the enclosure is not cleaned often enough. Usually every week or the fourth night, the flight must be cleaned, washed and disinfected. It's very important to be disinfected and in a particular mode.
If the birds there are in an enclosure where at contact with the herds which at the ground where they can scratch, pick up worms and other insects, at least once per year you have to worm them because otherwise, from the ground, they can get any sort of other strange insects and they can get infected or for anything that is in the ground. And that is how to begin in breeding quails.