Raising Coturnix Quail For Meat

Raising Coturnix Quail for meat is the most cost friendly, when done properly. These quail are full grown in around six to eight weeks and best to prepare for the kitchen table at that age. Due to this fact, the cost of feeding them is very low in comparison to any other specie of quail which take twice as long.

Coturnix Quail offer at least three different size birds with quite different weight variations:

Coturnix, Texas A&M, and Jumbo Brown Quail
Coturnix, Texas A&M, and Jumbo Brown Quail
  • Coturnix Quail, 5 to 6 ounces
  • Texas A&M Coturnix Quail, around 10 ounces
  • Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail, up to 16 ounces

They're all raised the same, the choice made would depend on your appetite.

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When raising cotunix quail for meat, there are several things to keep in mind that will give you a better chance at having healthy and hardy birds

  • Be sure these quail receive a proper diet of quality starter and finisher food.
  • Be sure your cage has enough floor space to accommodate the size of your flock. Over crowding these birds is one of the leading causes to death and injury.
  • When raising quail for meat, you may want to cut down their activity in order to bulk the birds up. A good way to achieve this, is by limiting the amount of light your birds receive to eight hours.

Those words of advice could help you on your way to raising high quality coturnix quail for the dinner table.


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