I'm curious if anyone knows which is cheaper to raise for quick meat for the table? Jumbo Coturnix or the Cornish X's? Remember its winter and people live all over the country. I have never raised the Cornish X's but I know they are eating machines. But you can process a lot of meat at one time. I raise heritage chickens, ducks and the Jumbo Coturnix for meat for my table. I know that the Quail for me are the cheapest, just feed wise. Not accounting for the cost of the incubator, brooders and pens for growing out and breeding. OR grow out pens for Cornish X's or something else. My ducks and chickens can free range for most of their feed but in the winter, I buy large amounts of feed for them. Thank goodness we have short winters here. I buy bags and bags of greens for my Ducklings when they hatch in Winter and early Spring before the garden comes in, until they are ready to process. I whine about it but I do it. So if they are getting the goodies that they need I have to give the chickens some too, so add that on. (I am really going to whine this year, a few days ago the chickens got into the garden, the ducks followed and they stripped it clean). I think I have some parsley left. I would love to just buy meat at a grocery store, I know it is cheaper than what I can grow it out for. But I can't because of my allergies. I know there are cheaper ways of raising these birds than I do. But living where I do, I prefer to keep them on their feet rather in the freezer, so that alone costs me more and I realize that. But what about others, what can a person raise cheaply and fast for meat for the table? Or is it even possible? There's a lot of people out of work out there. Their coming here, looking for help and its winter.