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Average slaughter age of coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jackhorn01, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. jackhorn01

    jackhorn01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age do most of you experienced quail farmers slaughter coturnix quail?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    6 weeks for uniform carcass size, 8 weeks for the top of the growth curve, 12 weeks for a little fat around the edges.
     
  3. Monkau

    Monkau Out Of The Brooder

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    Any time after about 6 weeks, as soon as they start crowing loud and often enough that it pisses me off. Did 5 today, now marinating for tomorrow, spared the others as they were smaller and I didnt need them right away...
     

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