Jumbo Coturnix Quail - Learn Me A Few Things

Discussion in 'Quail' started by MissPrissy, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have eggs coming from Sam this week. Yeah, yeah, yeah [​IMG]

    How do you pronounce it?

    Show me what kind of pen you keep them in.

    Tell me why you raise them? Food? Sport?

    Time to educate MissPrissy.
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Eggs and meat. (mostly eggs I think)
    Do a search to find Sam's pens he has beautiful pens
     
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  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Awwwwww.... you went and did it!!! [​IMG]
    Y'know... mine go through a progression of pens as they grow...
    aquarium (draft free first week) to
    1/4" wire (~1x1x3') (1-3 weeks) to
    1/2" wire (same size). If I'm keeping them split into pairs, I keep them on the 1/2" wire to keep their feet/eggs clean. However, the majority of my adult birds are now kept in a 4x4' pen, linoleum floor with shavings, deep tray (2") of sand in the middle. They LOVE it.
    This is my "double wide" for my Buttons... without the divider in the middle, it works for pairs of Coturnix.
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    I bought them for the eggs originally, but I plan on rotating the breeders. Next season I'll raise new breeders and this years will likely go into the freezer. Nothing wasted - any that are sick or culled go into a different section of the freezer for shrimp-bait... [​IMG]

    I agree, though... Sam's the man... he has some beautiful birds... [​IMG]
     
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  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Thanks all! You pronounce it...Quart-2-nix all together. Feed gamebird starter and here is a pic of my pen....I raise for pets...profit...fun!
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  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Hey Sam what is the dimensions of your quail cage? How many do you have in it?
     
  6. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    It is 3ft by 8ft...Not sure on the exact number but wont go over 24.
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  7. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Ok Thanks I will take pics of my babies tomorrow when I move them to the brooder.
     
  8. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    How many hatched?
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  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise mine for meat, eggs, and something new.

    I pronounce it "co-turn-icks" myself.

    I keep mine in an old rabbit hutch we just got off someone.
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    -Kim
     
  10. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are kept for meat, eggs. My first eggs are now finally being produced. And my corty boys are busy breeding as they have formed foam bumps. I placed some eggs in the incubator and hoping things turn out to be fertile so I can sell fertile eggs and chicks. And pretty much I pronounce it the same as Kim. I have my eight golden manchurians in a rabbit hutch with a nestbox attached to it. I have some regular colored standard size corty hens that should be laying in the next few days but their mates are 2 weeks behind in age.

    Goldens in their condo:
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