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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goose and Fig, May 16, 2009.
I'm sorry for being naive. They don't all get sold to hunters- do they?
I am planning to eat them.
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
eat, raise, you name it
Um laugh at their antics and hatch the fertile eggs and make hard boiled bite sized eggs!!!
Can they be free-range?
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 .
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.
My dd says my button quail wouldn't even make 1/2 a nugget
Guess I just keep mine around 'cause they're cute
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!!