Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > Survival & Preparedness Forum > Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
Articles Chat Room Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files



Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Country lifestyle, homesteading and living off the grid.

Advertise Here
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-25-2011, 11:16 AM
ijuswannalive ijuswannalive is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 303
Thanks: 19
Thanked 324 Times in 77 Posts
Default Button Quail



Advertise Here

Does anyone keep Button Quail? My uncle gave me 14 of them that he hatched, it was a "deal" that if I got some of his laying hens I had to take them lol

They are neat lil guys but I dont know much about them, thinking of breeding them if there is actually a use for them, any ideas?


Here are some pics of button quail, not my pics but very similar in looks



Old 04-25-2011, 11:48 AM
WSierra's Avatar
WSierra WSierra is offline
RESET CONGRESS!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 9,465
Thanks: 13,489
Thanked 12,413 Times in 4,749 Posts
Default

Tiny but tasty.



Old 04-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Ramona M. Faunce Ramona M. Faunce is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cave Junction Oregon
Posts: 6,557
Thanks: 8,870
Thanked 7,783 Times in 2,976 Posts
Default

They are a very small bird. Any food is better then no food. You could incorporate them into your garden in the fall and spring to turn the soil and furtilize. They are light weight and easy to care for.

One thing is that most farm and garden centers make you buy a couple not the 1 male and 5 females that the male could easily tend. So eat most of the males and keep a few males with 10 females to get started.

Only you will know if they are good to have around. And that will be through caring and utlilizing this new project.

Good luck, Keep on prepping.
Old 04-26-2011, 11:19 PM
ijuswannalive ijuswannalive is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 303
Thanks: 19
Thanked 324 Times in 77 Posts
Default

I am having trouble identifying which is male and female since I have a few different color mutations. I am going to separate them into 3 or 4 groups in one big "enclosure" that I have built when I get a day off work lol, this will help them stop picking at eachother and be less stressful, at that point I can do more work into finding out which is which and get rid of some males to keep the "flock" producing.
Old 04-27-2011, 12:02 AM
WSierra's Avatar
WSierra WSierra is offline
RESET CONGRESS!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 9,465
Thanks: 13,489
Thanked 12,413 Times in 4,749 Posts
Default

Old 04-29-2011, 08:00 AM
ijuswannalive ijuswannalive is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 303
Thanks: 19
Thanked 324 Times in 77 Posts
Default

That wont work on these lil guys, they are several different colors and they do not have the checkered chests ;(

They say that if they have the white beard they are male but only 4 of them are "normals" so they are easily distinguished but the white ones and gray ones are kinda hard to figure out.
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rabbit or quail? virgilio Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 51 07-01-2012 07:35 AM
Quail production619 Urban Survival 29 12-16-2011 08:51 PM
Has anyone considered raising Quail? OhioMan Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 35 01-10-2011 08:02 AM
Any one raise Quail? rncmomx2 Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 10 11-21-2010 02:51 AM
Pen rasied Quail madcritter Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 11 03-28-2008 11:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Kevin Felts 2006 - 2012,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net