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Meat quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by WisconsinChick, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, my mother's boss is really rich and when she heard that I hatched button quail, she started talking about me raising like, 50 meat quail and selling them to her. My question is, which kind of quail gets the biggest and is most commonly raised for meat? I really am clueless when it comes to anything other than horses and chickens, Thanks
     
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    I raise Jumbo Cortunix....these birds get HUGE....just check out my quail page on my website for pics.
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  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Yeah, go with the cortunix quail, i also have them, and they get really big. I have Texas A&M strain with the white feathers.
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Brooster, how big do your Texas A&M get? How much do they weigh at maturity? How much do they weight after processing?

    I just hatched some Texas A&M and we are planning on raising them for meat and eggs, so I was wondering what their mature weight is.

    Thanks!
    -Kim
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2008
  5. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you know anyplace that sells cortunix chicks?
     
  6. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    It is hard to fine places that sell chicks as quail chicks dont stand up well to shipping. Lake Cumberland gamebirds I think sells chicks. You have to get around 50 chicks I think.
    And who knows what shipping will do as far as mortality.
    I sell eggs....if you are ever interested.
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  7. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    thse little things are tough tho!
     
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Personally, I think the shipping is harder on the chicks than the eggs...
    I ordered 100 eggs, and got a 50% hatch rate. I'm sure Sam's would be even higher... [​IMG]
     
  9. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Yeah, eggs dont get stressed
     
  10. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    LOL thanks for the good words Mrs! You ever need eggs please let me know!
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