Eating jumbo coturnix how old do they need to be?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by dave812, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. dave812

    dave812 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hear 5 weeks 8, 10. What do u guys think
     
  2. pkhunter

    pkhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We butcher ours at 8 weeks
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some deal with the males at 5-6 weeks to avoid the crowing and fighting. I don't think I've read of anyone doing the females that early. In general it seems 8 weeks is where you get most meat for the feed you put into them but they are still putting on a little weight by 10 weeks, which is why some wait.
     
  4. dave812

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    Ok thx this helps with how im doing, I think timing I will do 8 weeks
     
  5. BobDBirdDog

    BobDBirdDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they taste as good a Bob Whites? I have trained my dogs with some cots, but never ate a Cot.
     
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  6. dave812

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    This is my first time lol so idk
     
  7. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I think some people limit the light their birds are exposed to if they are intending to eat them. That way they reach sexual maturity later and put on more muscle rather than energy being diverted to 'other' activities.
     

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