quail just for eggs not meat

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lagpmgdsls, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone raise quail just for eggs? I just can't bring myself to doing what needs to be done to have meat.
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  3. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is their life span?

    is it recommended to eat when young or can they live awhile and they be eaten?
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    What would you do with the eggs? How many would it take to make an omelet?
     
  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Their short lifespan is no problem when they start laying at 8-9 weeks of age.
     
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  6. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

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    I read somewhere on here that if you substitute quail eggs for chicken eggs in a recipe, the ratio is 3 quail eggs per 1 chicken egg. Hope that helps ya, Buff Hooligans.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

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  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
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    I'm not sure I'll be able to eat mine either... but I would like to try quail.. I was wondering the same thing, can you keep them til they stop laying and then eat them? Are they too tough then or does it matter?


    Nancy
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I dont think it would matter too much (eating them after they stop laying but it may be tough... [​IMG]).

    They slack off after 2 years from what I've read. They can live a long time after that as long as they werent burnt out laying.

    I raise mostly for eggs, used to eat the culls but I've been selling them so well no point in culling them if you can sell them <---In my oppinon lol
     

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