quail eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jadude, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you keep quails for eggs?
    Sorry for such a broad question but I saw some in the store and I wanted to raise some myself. How many do they produce and is it dificult.
    Thanks
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quail are very easy to raise, we built a quail pen on the side of one of our poultry houses.

    [​IMG]

    Steve in NC
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Coturnix are thebest quail for egg production and meat production.

    You can get a cheap/free rabbit hutch and keep upwards of 30-50 in there depending onthe size of it. OR make a really nice set up like Steve above has! [​IMG] OR hanging wire cages in a building (like a rabbitry set up) works well as well. Pretty much anything you can imagine.

    Good feed (nonmedicated game bird feed perferably). They need high protien.

    Theres really not much to it to raise them. Pretty easy and fun IMO! [​IMG]

    In my sig is a post i made with info on coturnix, check it out if you'd like! [​IMG]
     
  4. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

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    Quote:Something like this is what I'm planning on building in the spring for our A & M's...how many do you have in there? And what are the dimensions?

    Very, very nice! [​IMG]
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Something like this is what I'm planning on building in the spring for our A & M's...how many do you have in there? And what are the dimensions?

    Very, very nice! [​IMG]

    It's 8 feet long, I made it just deep enough so I can still reach in to the back corners. It's about 24 inches high at the back, and maybe 16 or 18 at the front. It's tall enough in the front so a 1 gallon waterer will fit in easy, and we have a 7 pound hanging feeder in it now. The closed in part was an experiment but they like to go in it on cold nights. We normally keep about 15 breeders in it but when we grow them out there can be up to 40 or so.

    Steve
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    nice cage!..i'm getting ideas here!..thanks!..[​IMG]
     
  7. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

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    Mine are spoiled. I have them in pairs in 3'x3' parrot cages in my living room. This summer, they're going in runs in the yard during the day. [​IMG] I originally had them in the Havahart wire bunny cages, which I think I paid $18/each for. Check Craigslist - tons of cheap cages on there.
    -Spooky
     
  8. GPN

    GPN Got Pheasants? Nessia

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    Quote:I like that .....ummmm now if I could talk my momma into help me do that !! She told me know earlier cause I can't walk right now to help feed and water cause I shattered my ankle 11-15 and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] that tuesday I get this cast off for good!!! Then I would help do it and hatch me some quail!
     
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  9. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:I like that .....ummmm now if I could talk my momma into help me do that !! She told me know earlier cause I can't walk right now to help feed and water cause I shattered my ankle 11-15 and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] that tuesday I get this cast off for good!!! Then I would help do it and hatch me some quail!

    That's to funny, I had a broken ankle when I built that pen.

    Steve
     

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