size comparison?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Madcap621, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do regular Coturnix [not jumbo] compare in size to Bob Whites? What would be a minimum size cage for a Coturnix rooster and 4 or 5 hens? Is that ratio OK for breeding? Egg production? I am hoping to have a small flock for eggs and meat for my family.
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

    BobwhiteQuailLover Country Girl[IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.

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    I think they are the same size.
     
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  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    bobwhites are larger. A large rabbit hutch would suffice, or guinea pig hutch for what you are looking for.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Jumbo Coturnix Would Be Close In Size The Standard Bob Whites, Any Other Strain Of Bob Would Be Larger--- Some Exponentially Larger. Coturnix 1:5 Seems To Be The Best Ration. Rule Of Thumb Space For Coturnix 1 Sg/ft Per Bird But Many Do Fine With Less. Bob Hen= 60 Eggs A Yr Laid In 2 Clutches. Coturnix Hen= 300 Eggs Per Yr All Yr Round If Kept Under Proper Conditions. As For Eggs As A Food Source.... If You Use Eggs Any At All Its Likely This 1:5 Will Not Be Able To Be Used As Your Only Egg Source. While They Are Prolific Layers It Takes 5 Or 6 Coturnix Eggs To Equal 1 Chicken Egg. Given The 1:5 Ration You Could Expect 4 A Day Within Reason.... Maybe 30 A Week. The Equivalent Of 1/2 Doz Chicken Eggs. Now If Your Setting Those Fertile Eggs For Meat Quail... Thats A Lil Different Story. Coturnix Can Multiply Like Rabbits, So It Could Provide A Decent Amount Of Birds To Be Used As A Meat Source
     

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