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corturnix question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by GSCforester, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. GSCforester

    GSCforester Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 29, 2010
    I am planning on buying fertile eggs and hatching out either 50 or 100 birds, strictly for butchering. My questions are, how big of a cage would I need to grow these birds to eating size, and how old is usually the best age to butcher?
  2. gorabbitgo

    gorabbitgo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2012
    I believe the standard is 1 square foot of floor space per bird, and Coturnix hit prime eating size at about six to eight weeks.
  3. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    If where you live the weather is cold, you don't need a lot of space. They are ready around 8 weeks.

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