Chinese Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ~goingcluckcrazy~, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. ~goingcluckcrazy~

    ~goingcluckcrazy~ Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of Quick Questions

    1. How many days incubation?
    2. Feed chick starter?

    And how big is a jap quail egg compared to these ones?
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    japanese(coturnix) quail eggs are about twice(or more) size of the chinese(button) quail eggs.

    incubation time for button quails is 16 days(stop turning on day 13) and 17-18 days for coturnix(stop turning on day 14)

    you can toss that chick starter out the window when it comes to quails. they need gamebird starter 24% protein or higher, if you can't find gbs that you might be able to find a high protein turkey starter.
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
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    button quail egg is on the far left, rest are coturnix, tiny > normal > large
     
  4. ~goingcluckcrazy~

    ~goingcluckcrazy~ Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! This has helped alot!
     

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