Quail keeping and butchering

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Leeuhhh, Mar 10, 2016.


  1. Leeuhhh

    Leeuhhh Monkey

    are these fairly easy to keep and butcher? i was thinking my kids would like snacking on the little eggs, and their small size might make them a good introduction to poultry butchering for myself. lol.
     
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  2. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    You would have to put a tarp up so they don't hit the roof the fly up when scared the tarp acts like a cushion eggs are good easy to clean I like to make bacon wrapped sea scallops and make the eggs over easy and put on top serve with honey ham wrapped asparagus.
     
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  3. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    for the work & small size , chickens have larger eggs/meat , small chickens are a pithand for my wife to clean , big birds are EZ.
     
  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Quail is tasty.... but an awful lot of work for the small amount of sustenance they provide as CS said!!!
    As a practical exercise.... go for it if you like. But as a resource for being a prepared individual, Quail would not be on my list.
     
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  5. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Chickens are easier.
     
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  6. Leeuhhh

    Leeuhhh Monkey

    thanks guys. i need to find someone to show me how to butcher some chickens i guess! thinking about keeping some bees, too.
     
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  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Bee's are great.... many here on the forum can give you insight on that task.
     
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  8. Leeuhhh

    Leeuhhh Monkey

    awesome
     
  9. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    the flow hive would be nice.
     
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  10. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    I have chickens and they are OK
    the flow hive looks to be the state of the art and worth the investment . Have to start saving my money.
     
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  11. Aeason

    Aeason Monkey

    My wife can dress a chicken the fastest I've ever seen. She puts it under her arm pulls its head to break its neck then hangs it up by the feet cuts the throat lets it bleed out then dips in pot of hot water plucks the feathers then proceeds to remove the innards keep what you want cut it up and cook. She makes it look easy.
     
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  12. Leeuhhh

    Leeuhhh Monkey

    i just have to get over the newbie "ick" factor of taking the guts out, and ive never killed anything on purpose other than mice to feed my reptiles. i do have chickens and love keeping them!
     
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  13. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Try latex gloves and put some spaghetti noodles and gelatin in a Ziploc bag and practice pulling it out you will get over it and there's not much in a quail.
     
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  14. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Same here , wife is 3 times quicker than I ,BUT you should look at each/all innards & inspect to make sure the bird is healthy , we do find i'LL ones . You'll figure it out & use your nose !
    JFI !!
     
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  15. Leeuhhh

    Leeuhhh Monkey

    use my nose huh? thats encouraging, rofl!
     
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