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Discussion in 'Quail' started by percyj, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. percyj

    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female quail? Are their eggs edible? How many sq ft per quail? What are their eating guides? Where can i get 3-5 ish?
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Oh yes, their eggs are yummy and edible [​IMG] You can house all the females together, no need to separate them. a rabbit hutch works, a pen, GREAT BIRDS [​IMG]
     
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    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh goody!What do they eat from baby to adult? Will coarse sand work as grit? Do they need oystershell? What do y'all use for cage tops?
     
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    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seeing how there is practically no one who ships sexed quail chicks, if I hatched out 15, what could I do with the males? Freezer is not an option!
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    You can feed them UNMEDICATED Gamebird Crumbles from baby to adult-hood. I grind up in the blender oyster shell and add it to the mix (great for bone growth of babies and future layers).

    As for bedding, they LOVE to dust-bathe (you are talking about the Japanese Coturnix, right?), pine shavings, Chinchilla dust, sand, anything works for them [​IMG]
     
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    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It will be very difficult finding a home for 10 male coturnix quail, lots of people will buy them, but usually for meat, I'm not sure if you meant that you personally couldn't process them, or didn't want them to be dinner at all.
     
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    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eh. I've decided that maybe I'll just keep em for pets. What is a typical hatch rate for 8 eggs?
     
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    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I can feed them starter throughout their lives? 28% protein work?
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Percyj you are talking to a weird person, I sell sexed chicks because I wait until they are 10 days old to ship. That way they make it ALL alive.
     
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    percyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's your minimum for shipping? And would framed hardware cloth work for a pen?
     
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