Choose birds with uniform size. A mature (60-day old)
apanese quail (
) would have an average weight of 120 grams. However, a 30-35 day-old bird would only average 100 grams. The American quail (
)however weigh heavier at 220 grams for the mature bird and 200 grams for the30-35 day-old.3.
ecord of the parents stock a.
Size of eggs b.
Laying efficiency - a 65% average laying efficiency within 300 dayslaying period is desirablec.
Growth rate/body weight
Size of Flock The size of the initial stock totally depends on the financial capacity of the person.However, it is not advisable to start big. Quails are not easy to raise and a beginner should first get the necessary experience before going into large scale. Quails multiplyrapidly and therefore expansion will not be a problem. A beginner can start with 10-15 pullets.
Housing and EquipmentOne of the advantages in quail raising is the relatively small space that is required.Commensurately, the cost of putting up a cage is less. The materials commonly used inmaking quail cages are:1.
¼ inch mesh wire3.
1 x 1 lumber to serve as framework For every stage in the quail's life, space requirement varies. This is true as in the case of other fowls and even livestock animals. The following will help guide the raiser indetermining the space required for quails:
tage Japanese American