Quail Questions...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SterlingAcres, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Okay... so I've hatched them before, but I never kept them. I used to give everything away because we lived in town. My questions...

    For eating purposes, which variety of quail would work best?
    For egg laying purposes, which variety would work best?

    And would a small rabbit cage work to house a trio? I have one laying around, so I was just wondering.

    Thanks guys [​IMG]
     
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I can't help you. I just hatched some bobwhites for my DH because he wants to hear the noise they make. They seem way to small to go to all the work to butcher for the tiny bit of meat it seems you would get [​IMG]
     
  3. ladybug4ut1

    ladybug4ut1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have and am raising the cortunix quail are the best in my opinion for the needs you want them for and yes a rabbit hutch for them should be fine. They lay a nice size quail egg and i am also raising them fro meat. This is my first time doing it for meat. i have approximately forty that i am raising for the freezer.
     
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definitely cortunix quail! I have Georgia giant and coturnix both. My favorite is coturnix they are more tame in my opinion, grow faster, and are good layers. They are Easy to clean for eating too.
     
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Hmm... would anyone happen to have any available in late September? I don't need many. I just want eggs at the moment. How long do they take to lay? I thought I saw 5-6 weeks somewhere.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Nevermind, located some [​IMG] Boy, I've got a ton of eggs coming. LOL So much for being done for the year.
     

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