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Other Fowl

You may be interested in raising species other than chicken. These resources give information on other commonly raised fowl, including ducks, partridge, pheasant and quail.


NC State Extension resources

Ducks

Feeding Ducks

This article from NC State Extension gives detailed information on feeding and nutrition for ducks. The article includes tables with macro- and micro-nutrient recommendations.

This resource can be viewed online.

A Management Program for Raising Breeder Duck Flocks

This article from NC State Extension explains the management of breed duck flocks. Tables with target weights and feed amounts are included.

This resource can be viewed online.

NC State Extension Factsheet

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Bobwhite Quail

This publication describes the habitat, food, cover, water habits, and home range of the bobwhite quail in North Carolina. The publication also includes tips on improving the habitat of the …


Other resources

Ducks and geese

Brooding and Rearing Ducklings and Goslings

This article from Extension at the University of Missouri covers brooding and other starting requirements for ducklings and goslings.

This resource can be viewed online.

Housing

Construction, Insulation and Ventilation of Game Bird Facilities
Publication #PS45

This article from University of Florida IFAS Extension explains reasons for providing housing for game birds. The article covers insulation, ventilation and cooling, in addition to general housing topics.

This resource can be viewed online or downloaded for free.

Pheasant and partridge

Pheasant Production

This article from PennState Extension includes management information for raising pheasant. Budget resources are included.

This resource can be viewed online or downloaded for free.

Raising Chukar Partridges

This older article from the University of California provides detailed information about raising and managing Chukar partridges.

This resource is a direct download link (PDF); updates cannot be guaranteed.

Quail

Bobwhite Quail

Bobwhite Quail Production

This article from PennState Extension includes management information for raising quail. Budget resources are included.

This resource can be viewed online or downloaded for free.

Supplemental Feeding and Food Plots for Bobwhite Quail
Publication #WEC 224

This article from University of Florida IFAS Extension gives guidance on managing food for bobwhite quail. A table with common food plot plants is included; note that the table focuses on plants found in Florida.

This resource can be viewed online or downloaded for free.

Japanese Quail

Japanese Quail

This older article from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service provides detailed information about raising and managing Japanese quail. The article includes recipes.

This resource is a direct download link (PDF); updates cannot be guaranteed.

Raising and Propagating Japanese Quail

This older article from the University of California provides detailed information about raising and managing Japanese quail.

This resource is a direct download link (PDF); updates cannot be guaranteed.


If you have questions about other fowl, contact an Area Specialized Agent for poultry, your county livestock agent or Ask an Expert.