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Shropshirelass

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • South Shropshire
  • A country lass who loves it all!
Keeping Jumbo quail?
« on: March 02, 2013, 07:26:47 pm »
How good are they as layers? Also how easy are they to hatch & rear &are they easy to keep??? many thanks xx
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Beeducked

  • Joined Jan 2012
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 08:22:33 pm »
Easy to hatch but chick mortality can be quite high.
Start laying about 8 weeks and the boys are ready for eating by about the same. Can be aggressive but I have always enjoyed mine.

Fowlman

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Wiltshire
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 08:24:25 pm »
Will out lay your chickens too.
Tucked away on the downs in wiltshire.

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 08:28:17 pm »
had them once never again.... they never reach the weight they a quoted to reach.... to little meat for to much effort..... can be bothered with tiny eating eggs... easy to keep ...rather shoot a pigeon any day... BUT OTHER PEOPLE LIKE THEM

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
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Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013, 08:34:09 am »
We keep them  and they are prolific layers   eggs can be used same as any other just weigh   we regularly make mini scotch eggs      ready to eat as said at 8 weeks  tasty little things :thumbsup:

Clarebelle

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Orkney
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013, 08:36:58 am »
are the quail kept in a brooder up to killing age (8 weeks)?

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
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Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013, 08:39:12 am »
Ours go in the brooder under heat until they are featherd then into pens

Clarebelle

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Orkney
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 08:41:41 am »
are they indoor pens or outdoor? I suppose it depends on the time of year?

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
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Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 08:49:26 am »
Ours are indoor Clarebelle.....

Clarebelle

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Orkney
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 08:54:37 am »
Thanks Padge, still perfecting my quail keeping plan for the summer :)

Padge

  • Joined Aug 2009
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Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2013, 08:57:10 am »
Glad to help if we can     what we have works for us :sunshine:

Mrs Snoodles

  • Joined Aug 2012
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2013, 09:20:03 am »
If you are raising over the summer and we have nice weather (you never know ;)) they may only need a week under a lamp. Nice temps and you can get them outside in the sun during the day (if you keep them under heat they won't feather well)  We have found that we get about 11oz meat from a jumbo quail, ready in a couple of months.  Small amount of meat but very sweet and a delicious change from everything else. 
Preparation, use a teaspoon to do guts. Plucking, need nibble fingers :) about 15 mins total. 

Shropshirelass

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • South Shropshire
  • A country lass who loves it all!
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 10:42:49 am »
Oh dear it looks like your all tempting me to buy some  ::) & just after I've bought a load of new ducks & plan to get more turkeys too - you'll get me into trouble  ;D

harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 06:58:32 pm »
 they fly well but not  to well/ they fly but dont seem to be able to steer ,,, mine flew straight at my caravan and stunned itself.... or they fly straight up like a rocket..... you need a roof

Shropshirelass

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • South Shropshire
  • A country lass who loves it all!
Re: Keeping Jumbo quail?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2013, 08:27:53 pm »
ok thanks they'd be in a large run x

 

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