Ok- what does everyone DO with quail they hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goose and Fig, May 16, 2009.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I'm sorry for being naive. They don't all get sold to hunters- do they?
     
  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    I am planning to eat them.
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Hen I get and Hatych mine they will be to EAT and get those adorable lil eggs.. I have a few Japanese friends who will hopefully be buying my Quail eggs fro there sushi
     
  4. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    eat, raise, you name it [​IMG]
     
  5. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Um laugh at their antics and hatch the fertile eggs and make hard boiled bite sized eggs!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Can they be free-range?
     
  7. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you clip their wings, they can sort of free range, but think cats, even small hawks, ad-infinitum. And the little rascals can slip through an unbelievably small hole on their way OUT of the pen .
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Most eat them or sell them to people who do eat them. What do you do if you hatch too many chickens or just a bunch of extra roos? Same thing.

    No you can't free range quail. Even wing clipped they will wander off if not penned. They do not come back home every night and will just keep going off into the distance until they get eaten by something. Which probably wouldn't take long. Turn a quail loose and you will never see it again.
     
  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    My dd says my button quail wouldn't even make 1/2 a nugget [​IMG]

    Guess I just keep mine around 'cause they're cute [​IMG]
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Yes, button quail are strictly for cuteness factor, but you can eat their eggs (if you want to bother!). So far with mine, I have kept a great deal of the ones I have hatched. I basically sell the extra males. I was planning on getting quail to eat, but I just can't do it. I would love to try, but I just can't!! [​IMG]
     

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