tell me everything about raising coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ticks, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I am possibly getting 10-15 coturnix quail in January. They will be about 3-4 weeks old. Tell me everything about them. feeding, watering, florspace, pens, PICS ARE GREAT.
     
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  2. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    thanks.
     
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  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Tick, I got my first Coturnix back in 1964, from Marsh Farm he import them,and sold them as Pharoh. He add other colors the next few years.
    Feed a Gamebird layer. They will start laying at 6 weeks,if you give them light(16 hr.) each hen will lay about 300 eggs per year.

    I had best luck breeding in trios.

    You can raise them like weeds, if you start with 10 hens and 5 males. Thats about 50 eggs a week with 80% + hatch rate. Those chicks will begin laying at 6 weeks. As you see you can have thousands in one year.

    Two type of larger Coturnix, A&M white, Jumbo Brown.These 2 get to about a pound.
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
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    will hens ever go broody?
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes they will go broody if in a large flight pens, just like Ringneck Pheasants some will go broody, but hatching in a incubator are the best.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Theres jumbo golden too [​IMG] you can make any color strain a jumbo with time and pacients. I know of a breeder working on jumbo tibetans (british range). I plan to make my full color flocks jumbo...hopefully by the end of summer- beg. of fall 09'.
     
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