How many quail do you keep?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bribaby, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Bribaby

    Bribaby Out Of The Brooder

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    How many quail do you keep? I think I went a little overboard, and I have a little under 200 eggs in the incubator... plus 24 adults... I'm very much concidering keeping all that hatch, all 190 of them! (yes, 190 will hatch, and I don't want to hear otherwise!! [​IMG] , and yes, I do know better.... but I like to think possitively) Anyways, I'm thinking of keeping a few in breeding cages, and the rest in a coop/run type enclosure... Is there such a thing as too many?
     
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Is there any such thing as too many?

    Mm, nope. Wait!




    Yeah, still no.
     
  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:Not here. There's such thing as "not enough" when it comes to room to put'em on this hill, though.
     
  4. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    brood'in is where I have space issues, once I get'em past 5-6 weeks, we're good... 190 would be a challenge. lots of totes or a Randall type brooder....
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kina depends on what week it is here I have then single file marching right to my freezer here LOL
     
  6. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's funny right there....
     
  7. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:[​IMG] I'm witcha there, my friend. My "wash room" is the birthplace and broodinq quarters for the little fellers, then down to the tractor shed / quail-pen shed for maturity, theeeeen..........back to the "wash room" where they go to freezer camp in the big chest-type. They reside onthe left side, and deer steaks reside on ther right.
     
  8. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    I've got about 50, all adults. 20 coturnix & 30 button quail. As the natural course of time thins the button quail, I'll only keep a few pair of those in the future -- about 4 pair, probably.
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    To be honest I don't know. If you count chicks I'm full of them. I was floating between 100 and 200 last year, no idea now. I added 4 colony pens since then and three of them are full. The fourth is about there. Plus I have way too many in the grow out pens... That is coturnix, I'm a little short on bobwhites at the moment though.[​IMG]
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I've got enough, that's all I can say. Got three more pens today [​IMG] so a lot...
     

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