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Looking for assistance on Quail breeds/best layers

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jwatts, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,I am getting ready to advance into raising quail,I would like to incubate eggs. My question is,What would be a good Cold hardy breed and what breed typically lays eggs well?
    Yrs. Ago I hatched a few bobwhites but a few didn't make it past 3-4 days. I am researching and reading now to see what I can do for better success. Thank you.
     
  2. brewer12345

    brewer12345 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have started with Coturnix quail. Just getting started, but they are quick growing, placid, lay a lot, and cold hardy if you give them proper shelter.
     
  3. birdmanmax

    birdmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep coturnix are your best bet they usually lay an egg a day even in cold weather I live in Michigan so I know there pretty darn hardy. They are not flighty well can't really fly at all and they are very tame birds.not to mention they are full grown in 8 weeks and start laying at 8 weeks too.
     

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