Xxxl Super Jumbo Coturnix

Discussion in 'Quail' started by fitzy, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, not really...I almost posted under the "beware of people selling super duper coturnix eggs" thread, but i think this one deserves its own....


    Is there anyone here who has raised coturnix (even in tx) to a full pound? If so, was it just a fluke or did/do you do it consistently? Also, how the heck do you get the bird to stay still long enough to weigh it? <---not funny! They guy I got mine from said they were XL jumbo, and they look big to me but i have no idea how to get the weight without killing it [​IMG]
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    1st Fitzy Steps On The Scale....... Then Fitzy Steps On The Scale Holding His Lil Friend..... The Difference Between The 2?==== The Weight Of Your Lil Friend! ===========lol!!!

    Sorry Fitzy I Couldnt Resist! Seriously Tho Other Than That I Have No Clue Because Mine Wouldnt Stand Still For It Either....
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Give 'em All Some Bourbon In Their Water Font And Just Wait A Lil While....

    Oh And I'd Give Them Plenty Of Room The Next Day--- Hangovers Can Be A Real B&*()!
     
  4. laputa

    laputa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put in a small box and weight the box, then subtract the box.
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Quote:Show off! [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THERE YA GO! BUT I STILL THINK IT WOULD BE FUNNIER TO USE THE FITZY+BIRD METHOD..... [​IMG]

    HECK I BET THATS ALMOST AS ENTERTAINING AS A SIGHT SEEING TRIP TO WALMART--- ESPECIALLY WHEN FITZY HAS LIKE 1000 QUAIL...
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Show off! [​IMG]

    SEE EVEN BECKY WAS HOPING FOR THE FITZY+BIRD METHOD....
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
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    Quote:That's about how I do it too, I have a digital scale, so i put the box and lid on, zero out the weight, put bird in box and set box on scale. You can do the same with mixing bowls when baking. I have a mixed cage 3 that look to be jumbo browns and 2 smallers (including a tux roo). This is week five, and I like the size I see on the 3 hens, I'll be checking weights every 2 weeks starting at 8 weeks. Right now I want to see 12oz or better from breeders.

    Note, my "box" is one of those plastic hampster carrier boxes from the pet store, vented and all that.
     
  9. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Socks work well to(clean ones..lol [​IMG]), just stretch the sock over half of the bird, of course head first..
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009
  10. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO, I have never raised a full 1 lb quail. I just weighed a pen of my quail breeders (13 weeks old). 6 hens ranged from 11.2 oz to 12.6 oz, with 4 of the 6 being 12 oz or over, and the roos were at 9.7 and 10.2 oz. I have one Golden hen who weighs right at 13 oz. I also have some young males coming up that look to be bigger than any of my older males.
    I just set them on my digital scale and hold my hands around them without touching the bird or the scale. They actually set there pretty good.
     

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