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  1. South Bay Beach Bum

    Could the yellow genes in Cortunix quail cause fertility issues?

    I have several beautiful yellow cortunix quail that are 8 weeks old. On page 101 of K. Puddephatt's book Urban Quail-Keeping she states that goldens can have high fatalities and health complications. My males are not producing foam, nor do they crow, and the females are laying eggs that are...
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    What age do males sexually mature?

    I am getting a dozen eggs a day, but my males are not producing foam. They are 8 weeks old today. When will the males be ready to do their jobs?
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    Quail cage ideas

    Hi everyone, I am in the process of designing my first quail cage to raise quail for harvest, save the poop for composting, and collecting the eggs easily. What specifics do I need to keep in mind? The cage will be outside with a little roof over it. The winters here are very mild with frost...
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    Hi everyone! I am excited to start to raise quail in an urban back yard

    My name is Shelly, I taught oceanography for 22 years in a city located in the South Santa Monica Bay. (south of Los Angeles, CA) I just retired from teaching and have started a garden and now want to raise quail to harvest for meat, poop to compost for my garden, and the eggs will be a bonus.
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