corturnix question

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

  1. GSCforester

    GSCforester Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    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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