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Looking for assistance on Quail breeds/best layers

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

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Songster

    Apr 16, 2011
    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 In the Brooder

    Feb 14, 2017
    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 Songster

    Dec 27, 2016
    Central Michigan
    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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