Quail hatched...what are they?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Shelly Chip, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I posted a couple weeks ago about some eggs I had bought at a farmer's market. Well, the eggs have hatched. Does anyone know for sure what these babies are?[​IMG]

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  2. Kherome

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    They look like they are probably Coturnix.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Kherome is 100% correct
     
  4. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I hatched 11. Do people eat these quail?
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Nope they aren't edible at all which is why when they reach 8 weeks of age you should bring them to my house.....[​IMG]
     
  6. Kherome

    Kherome Chirping

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    Very funny dc. :)

    Yes, you certainly can eat them, and they are also kept for egg production.
     
  7. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip In the Brooder

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    Thanks. I decided to just try to sell them for $1. each....put them on Craigslist...still no takers. Do they taste good?
     
  8. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    If properly cooked the taste lands somewhere between great and fantastic.
     
  9. WaterfowlWierdo

    WaterfowlWierdo Songster

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    Dc is spot on haha! Just look up information on Pharaoh Coturnix and include facts in your post.....Might help them sell faster.....But they are very fun to raise, and pay their keep for sure. in eggs and meat
     
  10. Aquajunky

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    Keep em! We just started a couple months ago and they are a lot of fun. Eggs are awesome and they themselves taste great. They grow amazingly fast too. As said earlier about 8 weeks to eating or eggs.
     

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