Bobwhite Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by AimsChickies, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if bobwhites are good for eating? I was thinking of setting up a small cage in our backyard to raise some as a food source for our family
     
  2. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are very good to eat.......Usually ready at 4 to 6 week for the freezer...
     
  3. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4-6 weeks old? Wow...i was imagining much older
     
  4. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes does not take them long...i actually processd mine about 12 weeks ......I have 2 breeding pens of them....a quad of regular and a trio of oranges.....I also have cortunix and they are for sure 6 weeks and are good eats too....
     
  5. mario49

    mario49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coturnix are good but bobwhite are better for meat!
     
  6. tileman@prodigBird Raiser

    [email protected] Raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get butler bobwhites which are used for meat. They weight 14-20 oz. when adults. Very big birds.
     
  7. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    tileman i see you selling birds. do you sell any eggs?
     

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