My first Coturnix (a mixture of breeds/colors) are about 4 weeks old now. In handling them, they still can't weigh more than a few ounces. I gather that you can start processing them at 6 weeks, and they are fully grown at about 8 weeks. Unless these things really bulk up in the next 4 weeks, I just can't imagine that they would be worth the bother to process and eat them. It just seems like it would be an awful lot of work for the equivalent of a chicken McNugget's worth or so of meat. Am I missing something here?