Here are some excellent ways to prepare your Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail. While the old standard method of wrapping a piece of bacon around the bird and either throwing it on the grill or in the oven will work, there are some better ideas out there. If you try something good let me know and we'll put your recipe on the site and give you credit for sending it in! email@example.com
Sausage stuffed Quail
Bacon-wrapped with bourbon-pepper-jelly glaze
Mushroom stuffed quail
Grilled Texas quail
Hot pickled quail eggs
Baby greens salad with quail eggs
How to Raise Coturnix Quail
First, the Jumbo Brown Coturnix is not readily adaptable to the wild any longer. The natural survival instincts of these birds have been bred out of them over may years. Believe me. I tried releasing them around my farm and weeks later they were still wandering around the farm. Slowly but surely they disappeared. I assume they became a meal for the local wildlife and stray cats.
Second, raising the Jumbo Brown Coturnix on the ground in a confined area keeps them walking in their own manure and will lead to an outbreak of disease and increased mortality in your flock. In the wild, they are able to move around and avoid the manure. While raising them on wire has some negative aspects, such as injured feet occasionally, the positives outweigh the negatives in my opinion.
I wrote a small book, "The Original - How to Raise Coturnix Quail" back in 2009 and I will send it to you for FREE. It's in PDF format and has some good information for those just getting started. For your copy, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the book, you can feel free to write me for information or opinions that may not be included in the book. I look forward to helping you on your journey.
Comments on the book
I found your book to be an excellent resource for the beginner interested in raising Coturnix. You obviously have a wealth of knowledge with these birds. Your book conveys this knowledge in easy to read and understand chapters. Thanks to your work I feel much less intimidated about raising these intriguing little birds. Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much for your time to put together a good guide to raising coturnix quail.