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best way to start with quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by awesomefowl, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I really want to get started keeping Coturnix so I can have quail eggs and meat. Should I start with hatching eggs, breeders, or chicks? I'd love to hatch my own in my Brinsea mini incubator, but I can't find anyone in my area (southern tier NY) who has eggs, and I am afraid to ship eggs as I have had rotten luck with shipped eggs. I would like to start with Jumbo Brown for eggs and meat.
    What should I do? What do you think?
    Thanks!
    awesomefowl
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you could do well with coturnix eggs shipped. 50% or so hatch rates are common. Theres a thread going now about JJ's shipped eggs hatching at what seems to be a very high rate. There are several members here I would buy eggs from that have jumbos. Best of luck, Bill
     
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Well I was considering ordering from Whitehouse quail. Has anyine had good hatch rates with them? Anyone know of someone close to me I could order eggs from?
     
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    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ha! I'm replying to your PM now! [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    best way to start with quail?

    I RECOMMEND FRIED WITH MASHED POTATOES AND MILK GRAVY... MAYBE SOME HOMINY AND A NICE CEASAR SALAD OR SOME COLESLAW [​IMG]
     
  7. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I RECOMMEND FRIED WITH MASHED POTATOES AND MILK GRAVY... MAYBE SOME HOMINY AND A NICE CEASAR SALAD OR SOME COLESLAW [​IMG]

    Now JJ, Thats how you FINISH with quail.....Bill
     
  8. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Quote:Ha! I'm replying to your PM now! [​IMG]

    I just have to get permission to order the eggs. [​IMG]
     
  9. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I RECOMMEND FRIED WITH MASHED POTATOES AND MILK GRAVY... MAYBE SOME HOMINY AND A NICE CEASAR SALAD OR SOME COLESLAW [​IMG]

    Now JJ, Thats how you FINISH with quail.....Bill

    I fully agree. But after you fry those boogers, put them in a glass dish (with lid), and add a bit of water in with them.........put'em in the oven on 225ยบ for about 1-1/2 hours. Then, pour that thin gravy (that you "DID" make from the grease drippings......right???) over those birds. That trip to the oven just made a tough (but good) bird super-tender by steaming it/them. Trust me, it's fine..... [​IMG]
    I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I just had to toot the ol' "how-to-make'em-good" horn.... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2011
  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dam Randall, for some reason that just FLUNG a crave'in on me.... Happens every so often, mostly with my favorite foods. Fried crappie ,morel mushrooms and beer, pickled quail eggs and beer, hot chicken wings and beer, mustard sardines and beer, well almost anything and BEER! But I got a little off track I guess... Bill
     

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