Bobs do like a natural hide-out!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by _Randall_, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Songster

    Oct 30, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    [​IMG] OK, how do Bob White compare in taste to CA Valleys? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  2. GBov

    GBov Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    I know everyone says that bobs taste better than coturnix but they sound a right nightmare to keep! Are they worth the hassle? My coturnix are such sweet calm birds, it would take a taste sensation to make me change over!
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
  4. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:Some will answer this question with a "No", and for several different reasons, but basically two ......... because of the extensive time to maturity, and because of their demeanor. I personally think the 20+ week wait on maturity is worth it, but that's just me. That tasty white meat is worth every bit of the wait when I tear into one of'em. As far as demeanor, yep, they're little terrorists with feathers for the most part. Somedays, they can't stand their own selves. I wish I had a nickel for every time I've said under my breath while at my pens that I wish I had a shock-collar made for birds, and had one on every one of the little devils (with different frequencies of course)........and every time one walks by another one and jack-hammers the back of it's head..........he'd get a good jolt right quick like to put a little civility into him [​IMG] Juuuuussssssstttttt Kiiiiiidddddddiiiiiiiinnnnnn'.....

    Seriously, they aren't for the impatient person that does not want a lot of time and money in them, especially to turn a profit. Nor are they for someone who has zero tolerence for animals that can't get along with their roommates from time to time.

    But Boy Howdy.............when they're laying in a big dish in front of you all covered up with gravy, and you bite into that delicious juicy white breast meat, it makes it all worth while least for me!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
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  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Nice Set-up
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    This is a 6' x 16' I built this summer. It has an aluminum sheet partition in the middle to make it two pens in one 6' x 8'. The partition is on hinges at the top, and can be swung up and locked out of the way to make one big pen. I'm in the middle of building 2 more of these.... I just don't wanna stop gettin' bigger, but wifey may influence my thinkin' before too

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  7. WalkingWolf1

    WalkingWolf1 Songster

    Feb 15, 2012
    Getting great info from past threads/posts.

    Like others that are new to quail, I was floored by the amount of wasted feed baby quail create. We have 14 A&M's 1 week old (plug: from James/Marie farm) and I have been scratching my head daily for a solution. Digging through the forum yesterday I came across this idea. I an currently using a plastic round bottom feeder so I picked up a 4X2" reducer this morning. I had some 2" PVC at home so I trimmed a piece for the downspout instead of the toilet paper roll. I want to gladly report this has eliminated the crazy spillage that had been occurring. The quail can no longer get in the feeder and climb up in the jar. I think they did this for fun. At first there were a few that were desperately trying to get in the feeder but soon realized it just wasn't going to happen. Definitely a good option for anyone dealing with quail wasting their feed. Thanks
  8. glambka

    glambka Songster

    HI: If anyone is interested in getting paid for some past prime, non-hatching, non-eating quail eggs check out my "WANTED" posting. I'm looking for WHITE bob white quail eggs at a reasonable price (or free if you feel so inclined) that I can use for making a halloween tree for a childrens hospital. I do egg art (see my avitar photo) and that's what these will be used for. I'll be happy to pay shipping.

    I will also take any other kinds of quail that anyone might have as well...:)

    I live in Michigan; will pay for postage. Please check out the WANTED posting. Thanks.

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