Quail

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Ace_king_brahma, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking into processing some of my quail in the near future. My Dad told me I can just dry pluck them once I kill them so I figure it should be a pretty easy process. I'm curious as to the best ages to harvest them. I have coturnix and bobwhites a little over a month old.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

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    One of the articles I read says coturnix can be "harvested" at 4-5 weeks old. Both the bobwhites and coturnix mature at about the same rate, so I'm guessing the same would be true for the BWs. I've never dressed out a quail, but I have dressed out a grouse, and I hear it's similar. [​IMG] I guess I'll find out myself, soon enough!

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  3. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is not bad. I can process my extra males then soon. And have a few more ready a couple weeks later. Thanks.
     

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