quail breeding

Discussion in 'Quail' started by the Pollo Loco, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long do you keep your breeding birds for? how often do you rotate? [​IMG]
     
  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any right now but if I did they would be in service from maturity to 9mos, a year at most. They can still breed after that but production drops more and more after that point.
     
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What species?
     
  4. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What species?

    coturnix...
     
  5. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It getting closer to Winter i would wait til spring only 5 months away.
     
  6. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what I mean is, for how long do you use them before you change out to newer birds?
     
  7. NorthestGeorgia14

    NorthestGeorgia14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what I mean is, for how long do you use them before you change out to newer birds?

    Oh i feel stupid ..LOL.. All up top the female and male ...
     
  8. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How I wish.. We still have snow from last year
     
  9. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not exactly sure what you're asking...but hope this helps,

    As long as they are healthy, I normally keep mine 24 months unless their egg production goes down. I do not wear my girls out and put a light on them during the shorter days. If you do put a light on them, I'd probably change out every 12-18 months. But set up a rotation schedule so that you are not replacing ALL of your breeders at the same time.

    Don't know if this will work for you, but it works for my breeding system.

    Good luck
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  10. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you francis, that's what I wanted to know... Oh, are they still ok for eating after 24 months or are they tough, and not good eating?
     

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