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birdlover
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« on: April 28, 2007, 04:39:28 PM »

hi,
i read that coturnix quails only live for 2 years.  Is this true, and if it is, do others quails live this long to?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007, 04:43:11 PM »

I know nothing of the coturnix. Although, I've read that the life expectancy for Northern Bobwhites is 7 months in the wild and up to 7 years in captivity.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 06:00:08 PM »

would you think that by feeding the coturnix quails  a good diet with fruits,vegetables,insects etc  would extend their lifespan?
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 07:15:13 PM »

I've only raised coturnix for meat so have not had them longer then when they matured.

But I think when they say 2 years....they meant coturnix prime for health, breeding etc. Im sure they just don't croak at 2 years. heheh ;)
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birdlover
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 07:07:04 PM »

Hi,

So in other words, the coturnix rarely die of old age, is this right?
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007, 08:05:28 PM »

No Im saying they probably live longer then 2 years. Probably around 3-4+ years. But 1-2 years is thier prime for health and laying eggs. Eventually, they will die from old age. Don't quote me though. ;)
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birdlover
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2007, 07:04:37 PM »

hi,
ok thanks for all your help!!!

  i appreciate it                     

  do  you think that if given enough space that
the coturnix would at certain times fly within the cage?
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2007, 11:40:15 PM »

i had the same coturnix for about 5 years and they still lay and the fertility is still good
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birdlover
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 07:45:47 PM »

hi,

how many of these  coturnix did you have, what did you feed them, and how big was the cage?  This could be why your quails lived so long!   

Thanks!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007, 12:35:56 AM »

well i had about 500 or so i fed them gamebird flight developer the whole time and they were in a good size pen probly around 6 by 12 feet
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birdlover
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2007, 07:25:16 PM »

hi,
just what i expected a good diet, plenty of room...etc  In your pen is it big enough that the quails fly around in there?  If only i could provide that much room for my quails


Thanks!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2007, 12:04:29 AM »

You only need one profile, not two... quit this stuff. Also, 6'x12' isn't NEAR enough for 500 coturnix. You are so cool now that your post count is in the high seventies...  :angel: Please continue posting pointless replies and topics so we can be ever more amazed at how quickly you can think of things to type up...
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2007, 12:46:43 AM »

she only has one because im birdman1671 bro so yeah i did have about 500 birds and i had 2 pens that were that big

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2007, 09:33:32 PM »

ive had the same batch of birds for 4 years now they still chasing thatlittle energizer bunny around
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