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Buying Coturnix Quail in South Mississippi

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CaseyV, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. CaseyV

    CaseyV Chirping

    Jul 11, 2013
    I'm looking to start raising Coturnix Quail.. Looking for a place local to buy chicks.

    If not, any suggestions on buying them online?

    I'm a beginner so what would the experts say on how many to start with?


  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    If you aren't afraid to butcher them for the table, start with a whole lot. Otherwise 7 is a good number. 1 rooster and 6 hens. Fertility will be good and the rooster wont overbreed any of the girls. Craigslist locally is your best bet if you don't have an incubator even though a lot of the birds you see on there are sorry looking. If you have an incubator I would suggest ordering eggs from James Marie Farms as this is the highest quality stock out there.

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