Coturnix Quail Basics- Information and Pictures Galore

Discussion in 'Quail' started by monarc23, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Crabill

    Crabill Out Of The Brooder

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    My new quail are about a week old. They are one by one just laying down as if their legs are too weak.... What is causing this they all eat game bird chick starter, and drink (I have reflective marbles in water basin) what am I doing wrong, I have lost 6 chicks they just lay there and flop around
     
  2. rdp14theroad

    rdp14theroad New Egg

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    I am looking to add some quail to my mixed flock of chickens, ducks, geese, chucker and guineas. Can anyone offer advice as to which breeder ships the large quail? I have seen on other posts that there is a BBBIIIGGG difference in the size and the time to get them to slaughter. Are there any reputable flocks that can ship to western Kentucky. My flocks have been checked and are disease free so I cannot buy from individuals or swap meets.
    I would like to raise and breed them for eggs and meat. Will I need two separate flocks of quail? Or is it just more efficient to operate with the different strains of quail instead of a dual purpose bird?
    This is only my second year, doing this and I would like to get started with game birds and possibly release some into my green-briar patches. Thanks for your help.
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    The jumbo browns would be your best bet for large quail. We offer these in our line. Nice big dual purpose birds for eggs and meat.
     
  4. pebbles7998

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    [​IMG]Our new baby Coturnix quail born today! So cute and so tiny! One down 14 more to go [​IMG] (we got 15 of them shipped to us! )
     
  5. Mwilliams32931

    Mwilliams32931 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cutie!
     
  6. pebbles7998

    pebbles7998 Out Of The Brooder

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    It is, poor thing just a crying away as its by its self and can see my black bantam silkies in the other half of the brooder. But I just check and I have another one with a cracked
     
  7. Mwilliams32931

    Mwilliams32931 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does he have a buddy yet?
     
  8. FireflyNights

    FireflyNights Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered online ugh! Didn't know about you until tonight. If mine don't hatch I may need to take a drive and get some from you if that is ok. I see you have jumbo coturnix do you have Georgia giants as well by chance? We want both. I am new to this forum so I hope this post correctly.
     
  9. FarmGirl4Life

    FarmGirl4Life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info :)
     
  10. pebbles7998

    pebbles7998 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes we had one hatch a bout 45 mins ago!
     

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