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how many quail for family of 4

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickenjoe, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. chickenjoe

    chickenjoe Out Of The Brooder

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    how many quail should be raised for a family of four
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Ok a family of four for what ?
    Eating 2-3 quail per person.
    Pets as many as you like.
    What exactly you have in mind decides what you may need.
    Hope that helps.

    MIKE
     
  3. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    About 200. Give or take.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    We would need more specifics. How much does your family usually eat? For very young kids, one quail would be plenty (maybe half a quail, depending). Some people will eat two, some three, some will eat five. I have never measured out how much meat comes from a single quail.
    Second, how often do you plan on eating quail? Once a week, once a month or...? Do you plan to eat eggs as well?
     
  6. kenman

    kenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe this will help. I have a family of six. Four adults and two teens. So we all eat adult size portions and we love to eat quail. I am raising quail that weigh an average of 10 ounces live weight at processing, usually 6-8 weeks. The size of your quail makes a big difference on how many you need to keep. Anyway, I use 12 whole quail (that's breast & leg and & thigh quarters) per meal, because we also need leftovers for lunches. Now for the math part. I am keeping a dozen hens and 4 males, Coturnix. I have them set up in two 2'X2' rabbit cages, 6 hens to 2 males each. I set 10 days worth of eggs which is around 80-90 each month (that I feel like growing them). If I have an 75-80% hatch rate (usually you can better), you can have 70-80 birds each month, or as I usually figure it, 5-6 meals for us, plus some for mine and wife's folks. I will be setting the first batch of eggs for the new year probably on the first.
     

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