For today there are three directions for breeding quails: meat, meat-egg, egg directions. And to all those people who have an interest in breeding quails, before making a choice in favor of one of the breeds, it is worthwhile to find out what type the breed belongs to, and also what are the most important distinctive features of the breeding of a particular breed.
Today, for the breeding of quails, farmers use a variety of breeds. If the entrepreneur plans to breed birds to receive eggs, he should prefer English, Japanese, and Estonian breed. It is these breeds that have the highest egg production rates among all breeds.
Quails are considered capricious birds. According to the data available to date, the quail of the Japanese breed is the least demanding in terms of content and the most productive. Females of this breed lay eggs all year round.
In case you need to get a quail meat direction, it is recommended to choose the birds of the breed Pharaoh. By their size, these birds are twice as large as the “Japanese”, but they are distinguished by a low level of egg production. In addition, they make great demands on the conditions of detention. Experienced perepelovody believe that it is easier to raise 5 pairs of Japanese birds than one pair of pharaoh birds.
A compromise solution for the breeders may be the quail of the Kaitavere breed. This species has turned out, thanks to the method of crossing the Japanese breed and “Pharaoh”. The weight of the quail “Kaitavere” is one and a half times more than the weight of Japanese birds.
Quails are classified as poultry. They are supersensitive to temperature changes and humidity change, and this has a negative impact on the level of productivity of birds. But at the same time, thanks to the small size of the quail, the creation of suitable conditions for them seems quite simple.
You can keep them in compact enclosures and cages. Cells must meet two criteria: to be comfortable for quails and easy to maintain. For these birds, cages can be equipped with a metal net, divided into individual small cells for one family of quail, ie, 3 females and one male. To raise quails is permissible both in the apartments and in the subsidiary farm.
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