quail??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by je, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. je

    je In the Brooder

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    Probably a stupid question...

    Why do people raise quail? I know that quail eggs are common in asian cuisine, but not so much here, so I was wondering if quail are mostly pets or do people raise them for the eggs or meat?
     
  2. ButtonQuailBoy

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    Meat and pets
     
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

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    I got mine for tiny eggs to put in my son's bento box lunches (see separate thread on bentos!) I was thinking about them right when Purple Chicken got some and he gave me six! For us they're pets and egg producers.
     
  4. chuck12

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    I am raising button quail just for pets.

    I currently have 1 coturnix but plan on tting more in the spring for meat and eggs.ge
     
  5. Lophura

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