Question Live Quail Source in Southern British Columbia

gashcrof

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After watching Mark's videos on quail, I am thinking that I would like to try some for eggs to start, then if they work out well, for the meat.
 

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Depends on which quail you get really. We had Chinese dwarf quaill and I absolutely loved their (tiny) eggs. They made every dish look so unique and were just as easy to prepare as chicken eggs (If not easier - but a little more work if you want a large amount as you have to crack a lot of eggs).
You wouldn't think about using that specie for meat though, as they'd simply not be worth eating. Too small.

Even other quail I had my doubt about - but they were easier to take care of than our chickens. They would love to eat left-over or "second-hand" seed that our canaries wouldn't eat anymore. Only during egg laying seasons we would give them a little boost of nutrients, but I think that was mostly because we incubated the eggs to get more quail. Some we kept, some we sold.
 

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Thank you for the advice on quail! The problem I have here is finding any quail to get started and was hoping that someone on the forum may be from my area and might know.

Boiled quail eggs are a great protein addition to noodle soups. I had them in noodle soup in China, very delicious.
 

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I hope someone knows! Sadly I don't.
Maybe you can make a request on Facebook marketplace or other marketplaces. I'm not sure what your area uses to market on.
 

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Why didn't I think of Facebook Marketplace! lol Actually it is quite popular here and where most people I think buy and sell stuff, so thanks for the great suggestion.
 
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