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What to do with Quails?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by andischickenfarm, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found some cheap fertile quail eggs, but after they hatch what do I do with them? [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    Andi
     
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I've been wondering the same thing about Button Quail. Other than being yet another cutie strolling around in a feather coat, are they actually good for anything? Chickens can be lap pets and give us eggs, but Button quail? What do ya do with them besides feed, cleanup, feed, cleanup, etc?
     
  3. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    well u can also eat them [​IMG]

    well i have never have quail but they are cute and a little skittish acting,but thats just me.
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    All I can think of for quail is having them for cute little eggs. Don't you see quail eggs in snooty restraints as a delicacy or something? Or you could have yummy quail dinner.
    Button Quail are so adorable, but I can't see how they'd be useful. Not much there to eat and who would want to eat one of those little cuties anyway? They fly all over the place and I think you need them caged to keep them around...they don't seem very friendly.
     
  5. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you mean as in what do I do with a bunch of baby quail or what do i do when they grow up?
    Afte they hatch get a quail waterer base, grind up some wild game bird starter and keep them warm. They start to fly around 5 or 6 weeks and then the fun begins LOL. You have to have a lid or everytime you walk by or up or anything they take off flying!! try this site for more ideas.
    http://www.thatquailplace.com/index.htm

    C
     
  6. the outdoorsman44

    the outdoorsman44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can eat them
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They make great pets and their eggs are great for you. Coturnix are a good choice, button quail a bit on the small size and skittish.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    POST IS FROM 4 YRS AGO... I'D HOPE THEY FIGURED IT OUT BY NOW [​IMG]
     
  9. Jschaaff

    Jschaaff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL...
    Maybe we'll get an update [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    -Jessa
     
  10. thequail

    thequail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u can eat them
     

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