Question about quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by RoofTopGarden, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. RoofTopGarden

    RoofTopGarden Hatching

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    So i live in Peru and looking to get some quail. I dont have any land and live in a Condo but have a rooftop available to only me. Looking to make a 5ft x 3 ft Cage with about 5 quails to start off. My main question is this... Can i eat The quails that produce eggs?
    I ask this because i know some chickens produce eggs and others you raise for meat... not sure if its the same with quail!
     
  2. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Crossing the Road

    Yes you can eat the egg layers if you want to. You can eat the egg laying chickens too, but there would be less meat than a dual purpose layer.
     
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  3. 007Sean

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    Usually what peeps with quail do is butcher the extra males. You'll do fine with 5 quail, 4 females, 1 male in your breeding cage.
    You won't have any egg layers if you butcher them, at least not for long term. You can incubate the eggs, hatch chicks and have a continuous supply of eggs and meat.
     
  4. RoofTopGarden

    RoofTopGarden Hatching

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    Thanks for the help! That's what I was looking for! Also would they be fine if I had chickens in a cage about 10 ft away or would that upset them?
     
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  5. 007Sean

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    You don't want to raise gamebirds with, near or where chickens have been...Chickens carry diseases that they can tolerate but will kill gamebirds, like quail, pheasants, turkeys, etc. BIOSECURITY is the ultmost priority when raising gamebirds.
     
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  6. Broodygranny

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    I have meat type quail. They lay large eggs very regularly. They lay eggs better than my chickens.
     
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  7. RoofTopGarden

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    Yeah, i read that but was just making sure. Thanks
     
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  8. RoofTopGarden

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    Japanese quail is the only type of quail i've seen here in Peru.
     
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  9. 007Sean

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    What you call "common quail" are those the black throated bobwhites?
     
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  10. RoofTopGarden

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    My head wasn't in the Right place lol. The only ones ive seen are the Japanese quail.. They're light brown with some black and white spots
    A lady here sells them at 35 days for around 30 cents
     
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