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We got three free Texas A & M quail today, HELP!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by leasmom, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    I have them in a cage with a light, they are babies...


    I have chickens and never thought to raise quail. Does anyone know about them...and what about their eggs, what to do with their eggs when their older??? Are they like chickens, can hens lay them without a male?
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009

  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2009
  3. leasmom

    leasmom Songster

    May 25, 2008
    I have five of them now and I have 7 eggs too that I'll have to hatch, so gotta learn about all of this stuff. Thanks.
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Thanks Shelley for posting my post link [​IMG]

    A & Ms are ideal for egg production IMO best of the coturnixs
  5. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    It takes 50 eggs to a quart for pickling. I use a little mustard in with sweet pickle brine; tastes like a deviled egg without mayo. Eggs are very nice on salad. Only tried frying them once;was not fun, or maybe the skillet was too big! They lay fine without a male.

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