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Discussion in 'Quail' started by mochicken, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Just wondering what the majority of you do with your quail

    Do you keep them for pets

    Sell the eggs?

    Sell the birds?

    Eat the birds?

  2. thekid

    thekid Songster

    All of the Above
  3. bfrancis

    bfrancis Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    x 2

    Except the pet part...mine are in pens, they get looked at, feed and watered...they make noises and give me eggs and poop. Wouldn't call them pets... [​IMG]
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    dogs give you all the poop and none of the eggs or meat but you call them pets [​IMG]
  5. kmsek

    kmsek Songster

    Feb 3, 2011
    N Fla
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Sell the birds and eggs.

    And I have a few pets. But they are all treated with respect.
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    My bobs are around to entertain me. Although I have considered eating a few of them, especially the boys that act like aggressive roosters! I few of my boys would love to gang up and me and do me in! [​IMG]

  8. keckels

    keckels Chirping

    May 30, 2011
    Quote:My Red's I hope to use as breeders( I only have 7 or 8) ; I plan on using their offspring to teach my pointing lab to hold point. I eat the eggs from my Cot's - the kids say "ooh, gross", & when my 4 wk olds mature I plan on grilling some of them.

    And.....I hope to trade some eggs with you!
  9. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Right now I am hatching and just getting started with Jumbo Coturnix. They are spoiled rotten pets! lol..They will be going in our aviary. Our egg layers .

    In the future we will hatch their eggs for meat quail, and hope to sell eggs.

    A few will be set up for selective color breeding.
  10. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Songster

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Just set a frying pan in their aviary for them to look at for a day or 2 and see if it adjusts their attitude. If that doesn't work maybe park a grill next to it for a few days. [​IMG]

    I have one young Coturnix that charges and pecks at my hand when I feed. I just sit and laugh at him . [​IMG]

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