Our quail are now 3.5 weeks old and fully featherd. We hatched 8 out of 21 eggs. I realize this doesn't sound like a great hatch but we were happy with the results. We will be setting another batch of 48 eggs in the next couple of weeks. Our goal is to get around 12-15 hens for laying eggs and to raise the rest for meat. We will keep two sets of breeding quads which is one male and 3-4 females in addition to the laying hens. Quail are quick to mature and will start laying eggs at around 6 weeks of age. They are also "table ready" at that age. I moved the quail out of the brooder today and into their full size pen. It is good to have them out of the house and moving on to the next stage of their lives.
Posted by LJN at 6:22 PM