Another fun & productive CT chicken gathering! NO processing pics!

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Henrietta23, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Careful with the quail. They can fly. Drum found out yesterday. We now have wild
    quail in our woods. [​IMG]
     
  2. SandraMort

    SandraMort Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
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    What do you do with quail?
     
  3. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Songster

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    Will they come back for food? Should I call the authorities on you? [​IMG]
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Quail make great pets and they are an absolute delicacy. Think of a tastier and smaller
    cornish hen. A processed Cortunix quail is maybe 8 oz but it by far the best bird meat
    I have eaten.

    Plus they only take 8 weeks to get to full size, don't eat much, don't really smell, don't
    make noise, & don't take much space.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Drum tells me it was a male but he may just be covering himself. They should survive
    in the wild, especially here where bird seed and chicken feed is plentiful all year long.
    I tried to find it but it's long gone. You can call the authorities but I'll just claim insanity
    and they won't argue that.
     
  6. SandraMort

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    is it hard to process a bird that small? delicacy aside, that sounds like the ideal single serving portion. i'm the only meat eater in my family. are they hard to raise? wheels spinning...
     
  7. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
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    Quote:Actually no, when we processed the quail on Sunday it was much easier then a chicken. Just snip the head off, pluck and PC literally pulled all the guts out with one finger.
     

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