Best way to start with button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chickensrock10110, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    Eggs or adult birds?
    I 've been searching the web and it looks like eggs are a cheaper way.Any pros and cons for starting with their tiny eggs?
    Is it OK to turn them by hand or is it prefered to have them set in a turner? Anyone you reccomend to buy eggs from? Looking to start with at least 25 but might go to 50 eggs if I find quail egg cups for my LG turner.
     
  2. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    from my sad sad experiences with the fragile little button quail chicks, i would say it's better to get adults. the tiny little things get sick so easily. amd a few of mine died for no apparent reason. In all my years of hatching, i've never lost a chick until i tried button quails.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    Quote:Best of luck I love my little Buttons
     

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