Rasing coturnix on a large scale

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kycrawler, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. kycrawler

    kycrawler In the Brooder

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    OK i have been haching and selling coturnix and bobwhites for a while now and now i have a market for 200-250 mature coturnix every week . Hatching eggs are no problem as my birds can cover that easy . I am looking for some ideas on grow out pens or possibly pictures of others setups

    I just recently built new breeder cages based on the gqf pens and they work great i just need to select some more good breeding stock to finish filling them
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    At what age do you plan on selling them? If they are young (>4 weeks) when you sell them, you can really cram them into a cage, and they won't fight. I just have 2x2 rabbit cages for mine, which holds 5 or 6 adults. The young ones can fit probably 10-12 in that size cage without much problems.
    I am getting some cages that are bigger (2'x6') that are for groups, and these are basically going to be on sawhorses, with a roof over top. In a cage that size, with young quail, you could easily put 50 or better in it. If you keep them longer (like 6-8 weeks old) then you'll for sure need to have more room for them. Once they get to breeding age they start picking more.
     
  3. tbone

    tbone Songster

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    you better start buying wire.......your going to need a bunch. your looking at 2,000 - 2,500 birds being housed at all times. wow good luck
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Wow, I hadn't done the math. Maybe get some flight netting and make a large flight cage, though that wouldn't really help much for babies.
     
  6. CARS

    CARS Songster

    I'm with Monarc

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    I have to see how you pull this off!
     
  7. tbone

    tbone Songster

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    how many do you currently keep on hand?
     
  8. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Songster

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    Quote:Same here! [​IMG]

    I'm also envious of that market you have for your birds. How on earth did you run across something like that?!? [​IMG]
     
  9. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

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  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Now that is a nice looking setup!
     

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