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#60705 - 07/18/02 05:36 AM coturnix
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does any one else raise quail?

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#60706 - 07/18/02 06:54 AM Re: coturnix
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Yes.

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#60707 - 07/18/02 06:09 PM Re: coturnix
Rob Offline
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BigBoy, you have a lot of critters eh! what kind of quail? Originally, I got the eggs to hatch and intended to give them away, but I got really interested in them. Dont think Ill keep to many. May try some experimental breedings and see where it leads me. What do you feed the adults. rob

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#60708 - 07/19/02 05:53 AM Re: coturnix
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Don't tell my wife. She hasn't counted them. I have Bobwhites. I used to raise the D1 Coturnix Quail when I lived in California. They were laying fools! I miss them but would have to get rid of the Bobwhites if I would get another kind of Quail (that she WOULD notice). I feed the adults 17% layer crumbles with free-choice whole-grain wheat, milo, oats and pigeon-grit and periodically some clipped oat sprouts .

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#60709 - 07/20/02 05:37 AM Re: coturnix
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We raise quail and use the coturnix to start the bobwhites to eat and drink. It has worked very well for us. We feed all birds a 27% protein feed. Hope this will help you. :rolleyes:

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#60710 - 07/20/02 06:24 AM Re: coturnix
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We also raise Bobwhite and Coutournix, we feed em gamebird starter mash until they grow big enough to eat gamebird crumble (you can use unmedicated turkey mash when they are young, and poultry layer crumble when they are older if you cant locate gamebird feed in your area). The coutournix have a neat call, tastey dark meat, lay like crazy, and the eggs hatch in 17 days! I like em alot. laugh

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#60711 - 07/20/02 01:16 PM Re: coturnix
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I am feeding a 20% all purpose feed now, pelleted, and they seem ok. Would like to feed 27% turk starter but all i can locate is medicated. They really are loud for such small birds. I think ill probably eat some for sure. The creamy white with speckled feathers are the plumpest so will try and breed these, they are prettier too.

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#60712 - 07/20/02 05:31 PM Re: coturnix
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I just picked the first 4 eggs from my coturnix quail. I didnt note the hatch date but they must be about 10 weeks old. Shells are blue with the darkest brown application of ooporphyrin. These eggs are not green, the brown is really heavy in some spots and cracks like old enamel paint. I notice the coloring is applied in swirls and does not cover the pointed end and is heavier toward the large end. These eggs are much like the ringneck pheasant produces. Rokimoto, if you notice this post, am I correct in assuming the brown pigment is the same as in chickens only applied differently? rob

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