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Want quail for meat. How should I start?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by thegreatfandango, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. thegreatfandango

    thegreatfandango Out Of The Brooder

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    Want quail as a backyard meat animal + eggs. What breed, how old, how many, space requirements?
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    if you are wanting for meat/eggs...there is only one more question, you want white meat or dark.

    Texas A&Ms for white
    Jumbo Coturnix for dark

    both birds have the ability to lay eggs all year, and get very nice size for meat production, there is a sticky at the top of the quail forum you should really check it out, it goes in depth about taking care of coturnix.
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry man, no white meat on a coturnix... Not A&M's either... No coturnix have white meat... only white feathers....Bill
     
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I raised coturnix for meat. I rotated my stock every 10 weeks. I would get a coupla weeks of laying so I could gather eggs for incubating, then keep about 6 for eggs until the next batch was old enough to lay, then rotated. For eating, My dd and I would eat one, and the guys would eat two each. so when I butchered, I packaged them at 6 in a pack. Space requiements, I owuld keep about 8 in a 2'x2' enclosure. In winter, I would put more in so hey could keep each other warm.
     
  5. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry man, no white meat on a coturnix... Not A&M's either... No coturnix have white meat... only white feathers....Bill

    X2
     
  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Bobwhites for the 'ultimate white meat'. BUT, if you do your homework on what's involved in Bobs vs. Cots, ya gotta REALLY want to invest a lot of time & $$$ in the Bobs to reap the ejoyment of the 'ultimate white meat'....... That's MY opinion... [​IMG]
     
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  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Sorry man, no white meat on a coturnix... Not A&M's either... No coturnix have white meat... only white feathers....Bill

    X2

    X3 [​IMG]
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THAT AINT NO LIE!!!
     
  9. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:THAT AINT NO LIE!!!
     
  10. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:THAT AINT NO LIE!!!

    But, boy when they're on that plate, you can have'ya Ribeye........... [​IMG]
     
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