GAME BIRDS REARING: QUAIL BIRDS

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anneleng Junior, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Anneleng Junior

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    GAME BIRDS REARING: QUAIL BIRDS
    Keeping of these birds is a diversification for chicken rearing as such the sector still have a lot of market and with a greater profit turnaround.
    FAST FACTS
    1. Quail birds are good source of eggs
    2. The birds do not require a lot of skills and technicalities to keep them as such it’s easy to keep the birds
    3. You will need less space to keep the birds as they require minimum floor space, thus to say you can keep 6 quails in a square foot floor.
    4. They don’t require vaccinations and the birds are robust to diseases.
    5. They reach maturity at an early ages. It takes a quail bird 6 weeks to reach early sexual maturity, thus they can start laying eggs in about 6 weeks to seven weeks of age with a rate of around 280 eggs per year.
    6. Nutritionally quail birds meat is tastier than chicken and has less fat content as compared to chickens. Moreover their eggs contain less cholesterol and together quail eggs and meat promotes brain development in children.
    Quail nutritional needs
    Basically the birds easily adapt to varied environment, and they don’t require more feeds as compared to their counter parts. A 5 weeks old quail consumes 500gms of feed and for the production of 12 eggs they only require 400gms feed.
    Incubation
    To incubate a quail egg is more of advantage as they take about 18 days to incubate and only care is crucial in the first 2 weeks.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nice quail! I keep Bobwhites. Fun little birds to keep. You might want to post this in our quail section for more interest from our quail owners...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/48/quail

    Enjoy your quail and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Lovely birds! Be sure to check out the quail link provided by Two Crows.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but they sure are cute little birds. Definitely post on our quail link that TwoCrows left you with. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very interesting - would do better in the quail threads so people who are interested in quail would see it. New Members thread doesn't have that kind of exposure - this is mostly chicken people.[​IMG]
     
  10. Anneleng Junior

    Anneleng Junior New Egg

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    thanks guys i will copy it to that side then
     

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