How much space is needed per bird?
1-4 birds per square foot.
How long do they live?
They live 2 and a ½ years.
How long is incubation?
About 17 days but eggs can hatch one day before or after.
What do they need in their cage?
They need a feeder and waterer but putting straw or branches and a dust bath is a nice touch and can improve health greatly
Egg nutrition content?
Average eggs per year per bird?
How old are they when they start laying?
5-8 weeks old on average 6 weeks.
What age do we process them?
They take very little time to be processed and don’t need to be plucked
What do you feed them?
25% protein or more, a turkey starter feed works but can make them fat and lay less.
What do they need in there dust bath?
A 1:1 ratio of dirt and wood ash is best but dirt can work just fine by its self
Do they go broody?
No they have been domesticated for over 2000 years and have forgotten how to brood on their eggs but fun fact in wild quail both the male and the female can go broody and will brood over the eggs.
What do you need to have for them?
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