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A quail in the hand... worth two in the Eglu

Quail are often quick to tame and can be handled easily. This does take some practice and a gentle yet firm hand is required to catch and keep hold of them. If you are holding your quail and you find it is desperate to go home then place it back in it's pen quickly rather then try to keep hold of it and risk either stressing it or losing it.

Quail should be caught by grabbing their body. You should never catch one by grabbing its legs. This will cause serious damage and could result in a broken leg.

With one hand under the quail, it is relatively easy to keep the quail quiet and do any health checks you need to. Handling your quail and getting it used to human contact will help you in the long-run even if you aren't keen to pick it up simply to stroke.

As you can see from the pictures there are two ways you can carry your quail easily, head forwards or head backwards.

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A little quail chick walking on my hand.
A little quail chick walking on my hand.
Chicken being held
How to hold a quail.
A little boy holding a quail.


An Omleteer, 16 December 2018

i hold my quail like a baby but shes a few months and is popping out eggs everyday. am i supposed to hold her a lot? i hold her whenever almost all day and she falls asleep in my arms. am i harming her?

Tetta, 15 April 2016

Help! I have a nest of 16 Quail eggs in my asparagus fern pot. Mama is there most of the time. I also have 2 active dogs. One is a German Short Hair Pointer, and the other an Aussie. I will leave food and water for them, but how do I keep the babies safe? Mama flies away if she feels threatened. Also what food is best to feed Mama when the hatchlings hatch?

Ronald, 5 April 2016

thanks for the tips my quails are verry happy now that i know what they like!

Bren, 16 May 2014

We have just hatched six quail. They are more friendly and inquisitive than we expected. Thank you for the information and tips. Your page has been invaluable.

Rach, 10 May 2014

Thanks for this, we are hoping to hatch quail this month!