? about jumbo coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickabator, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
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    on average what is the cost to raise them to butcher size?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It would depend on what you feed them. Coturnix are full grown at 12 weeks, and I think I buy a bag of feed like once a month for mine. I have over 40 quail. One bag of the feed I buy is about $15.
     
  3. Munchies

    Munchies Songster

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    For meat is best to butcher at 7 weeks (their is not any significant meat gain after 7 weeks, just reproductive growth).
     

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