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Old 09-02-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

I'd like to start keeping egg laying animals for fresh eggs. I love the taste of quail eggs and we don't go through too many, so smaller eggs in smaller quantities is OK, but I'm curious if theres a better reason why people keep chickens instead of quail or pheasant.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Re: For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think it's just economics. Better feed to meat/egg conversion ratio. Lots of people around here raise dove/pigeon to eat.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

TONS of people here raile all kinds of foul. It's huge for meat and eggs here. You know if you are fond of small eggs, bantam chickens are awsome little compact chickens. Here is a full grown white black tailed bantam I had. She was the size of a dove. She's the one in front. The others with her are bantams as well. Tons of bantams to choose from. Have fun looking and finding your match!
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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Re: For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

Oh wow, I will have to look into getting bantams
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #5
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Re: For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

Haha, so addicting and fun!

Here is an endless link to how awsome the bantams are. If you enjoy the small eggs, they may just be for you. They are compact and eat less, lol.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...qs=n&form=QBIR
Sorry for the pic overload. I just love pics.
Here are some sweeties:

Serama bantan.

Black rosecomb bantam.

Silkie bantam.

Sebright bantam.

Pekin bantam.

Plymouth rock bantam
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Re: For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

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Haha, so addicting and fun!

Here is an endless link to how awsome the bantams are. If you enjoy the small eggs, they may just be for you. They are compact and eat less, lol.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...qs=n&form=QBIR
Sorry for the pic overload. I just love pics.
Here are some sweeties:

Serama bantan.

Black rosecomb bantam.

Silkie bantam.

Sebright bantam.

Pekin bantam.

Plymouth rock bantam
Those sure are some pretty looking' chickens. I had no idea they could be that cute. Spoken by a very suburban girl.
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Re: For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

If we had the space and money we'd have quail as well as chickens, but not for eggs, we'd have the quail for meat, pheasant too, they are yummy. I would stick with chickens if eggs are the main thing you are looking for.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
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Re: For eggs - chicken, quail, pheasant?

We have someone here that sells quail.... I was tempted to get them but having a hard time deciding!
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I will say I love qual eggs and quails in general. i raised them as a kid and they are a BLAAST
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