How exactly do you raise Coturnix quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by C&Rman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I am going to be ordering some eggs from a fellow BYC member and I dont really know anything about them. I have a few questions...

    * How long do they take to hatch?
    * What do you feed them starting with chicks to adults?
    * When do they start to lay eggs?
    * Can you eat their eggs?
    * How many square feet per bird?

    I have a 4'x4' hutch that is half wire and half wood, how many birds could I keep in their comfortably? Also how many males should I have so I can have fertile eggs?
     
  2. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    C&Rman :

    Hello! I am going to be ordering some eggs from a fellow BYC member and I dont really know anything about them. I have a few questions...

    * How long do they take to hatch? 16- 18 days, lockdown at day 14
    * What do you feed them starting with chicks to adults? Game Bird Starter their whole lives, at least 26% protein.
    * When do they start to lay eggs? 6-8 weeks
    * Can you eat their eggs? Sure can, and they're pretty darn good. [​IMG]
    * How many square feet per bird? About 1 sq. ft. per bird, you can get by with a little less though.

    I have a 4'x4' hutch that is half wire and half wood, how many birds could I keep in their comfortably? Also how many males should I have so I can have fertile eggs? At least 16 birds, so about 3 roosters. You could fit a few more if you have to. You'll need 1 male for every 4-8 females.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sticky Section Up Here In The Top Of The Forum... Coturnix Quail Basics... There Ya Go!
     
  4. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I didn't even see that thanks! And thank you very much gamebirdboy for answering my questions...
     
  5. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     

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