Button Quail Query

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sparkles2307, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    OK just curious...what is the purpose of Button Quail? THey are so small, do they actually produce meat thats worth the effort? Or are they just for fun, like Banties?
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    Mine are just for fun. They are soo cute, and unbelievably tiny when they hatch. I don't think you could eat them. My 10 yo dd says they wouldn't even make 1/2 a nugget! Their egg when opened = about a teaspoon. You could have a 12 egg omelet LOL!!
    Oh just wanted to add that people who have aviaries like to have them because they don't bother the other birds and eat the seeds and whatnot off the floor of the aviary.....Kinda like a little mini cleaning crew [​IMG]
     
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  3. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

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    I want some, but we cant have anything in the house due to my violent allergies to (literally) everything but people. I might have to just be happy with pictures...
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Mine live outside on the porch. [​IMG]
     
  5. austin12895

    austin12895 Songster

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    Instead of Popcorn chicken....Popcorn quail!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Coturnix quails not as tiny as buttons, not as colorful as buttons, but the raising is worth the effort along teh lines of meat and egg production AND they do well outside! Even in Alaska (as Ak- Tori) LOL!
     

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