What is the deal with the Quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by obsessed, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. obsessed

    obsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they a better tasting bird than chickens? Are they a delicacy? Are they easier to care for and process?

    I am doing my first batch of meaties right now and have some meat ducks comming. I also raise meat rabbits. I am just wondering if quail would be easier and why people like them so much. I have never had quail so I really have no experience.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    The coturnix mature at 6 weeks, and start laying right around there. They're small, but tasty, and easy to raise. You'd just have to try some to see if it's your cup 'o' tea... [​IMG]
     
  3. hooksetz

    hooksetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are what golden Georgia quail look like on my smoker(today).

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  4. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh that makes me hungry lol
    quail is very good.
    no trans fats.
    a natural food.
    best part is its a finger food and goes well with or in a salad.
     
  5. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iluv the bacon diaper. it seems they grow quicker to maturity and there fore you can eat them sooner!!!
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Easier to care for and process. They mature faster and are kind of like the mice of the bird world. Makes them economical when you are limited on space or feed.
     
  7. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, that looks good. So what type of quail are those, and can you tell how you clean/prep them for cooking? Are they easy to "de-feather"?? etc etc.

    Dan
     
  8. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

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  9. hooksetz

    hooksetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the ones I get are golden quail out of georgia. they cost me about $1.04 each and come gutted, plucked, and bagged. I just rinse, stuff, and smoke.
     

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