Originally Posted by emvickrey
Originally Posted by ki4got
how large are your jumbos? live weight or dressed. i've got some jumbo cross eggs in the hatcher from my own birds, but had some issues with hens killing roosters, so i just set what eggs i had and put everyone inthe freezer. so i know how large my crossed ones were at least.
Well..........I have no way of weighing them but full grown their bigger around than my hands are and I have long fingers. From the eidn of my middle finger to the end of the palm of my hand it's 7" long. Their bigger around than that. They are a good size. Did you have all yours in the same pen? I put up to 5 hens per roo in a cage. The only issue i've had was with my BW's. I had a hen that wasf very aggressive. She was a foot pecker. I debeaked her and that stopped. I also keep all my quails beaks and nails trimmed now. The JB's are so much calmer than the bw's are anyway. They won't even jump up out of the cage while i'm tending to them.
Anyway, I hope that helps
ok, well size wise i think that sounds about like mine... and i had 4 hens to 1 roo. the problem was i lost my old roo (huge tumor on his side) and from then on they wouldn't allow any other roos in the cage... so i would grab one girl, toss her into a new cage with the roo, he'd do his thing for about 5 minutes before she'd start chasing him again. then they'd both go back to their cages. little while later, repeat with another girl (leg banded for ID). i did this over a period of about 5 days, set all the eggs i got, and put them all in the freezer. 8 of the eggs were fertile and hatched for me today. 3 gold 5 brown. and i do have one gold roo still going from my last hatch (special needs charity case LOL) so depending how they grow, i will probably put him with the hens. the roo that was used for breeding wasn't as large as spincycle, tho the hens were huge. so hopefully that and an infusion of new blood will get my quail going again.