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how many quail for family of 4

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how many quail should be raised for a family of four

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Ok a family of four for what ?
Eating 2-3 quail per person.
Pets as many as you like.
What exactly you have in mind decides what you may need.
Hope that helps.

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post #3 of 6

About 200. Give or take.

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Originally Posted by canter6 

About 200. Give or take.


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post #5 of 6

We would need more specifics. How much does your family usually eat? For very young kids, one quail would be plenty (maybe half a quail, depending). Some people will eat two, some three, some will eat five. I have never measured out how much meat comes from a single quail.
Second, how often do you plan on eating quail? Once a week, once a month or...? Do you plan to eat eggs as well?

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Maybe this will help. I have a family of six. Four adults and two teens. So we all eat adult size portions and we love to eat quail. I am raising quail that weigh an average of 10 ounces live weight at processing, usually 6-8 weeks. The size of your quail makes a big difference on how many you need to keep. Anyway, I use 12 whole quail (that's breast & leg and & thigh quarters) per meal, because we also need leftovers for lunches. Now for the math part. I am keeping a dozen hens and 4 males, Coturnix. I have them set up in two 2'X2' rabbit cages, 6 hens to 2 males each. I set 10 days worth of eggs which is around 80-90 each month (that I feel like growing them). If I have an 75-80% hatch rate (usually you can better), you can have 70-80 birds each month, or as I usually figure it, 5-6 meals for us, plus some for mine and wife's folks. I will be setting the first batch of eggs for the new year probably on the first.

Yes, I do have a hodge-podge of mixed breeds. I also have Muscovy ducks, & Coturnix quail. And some mixed breed rabbits. All on a urban farm. Oh ya, I have a wonderful wife and 4 great daughters & 2 dogs.
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Yes, I do have a hodge-podge of mixed breeds. I also have Muscovy ducks, & Coturnix quail. And some mixed breed rabbits. All on a urban farm. Oh ya, I have a wonderful wife and 4 great daughters & 2 dogs.
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