Al-Kafeel Company for Public Investments of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine revealed its production capacity of Quail, reaching more than 40 thousand birds per month.
Ali Maz'al Layedh, assistant director of the company for Agricultural Affairs, said that "Quail products are divided into two parts, the first of which is meat and the second is eggs, as our meat production amounted to more than (40) thousand birds per month, as for table eggs, our production ranges from (200 - 300) thousand eggs, and these statistics are for one month".
"At the beginning of the project, we had five thousand eggs, and after the introduction and installation of cage in the breeding halls, which is the floor system, mothers were placed in them to produce eggs," he added.
"The aim of this project is to diversify the Iraqi food basket, including quail meat and egg products, as well as to provide job opportunities,"Layedh said.
For his part, The Quail Bird Project Manager, Engineer Methal Khalaf, said, "after the eggs are produced, they are placed in hatches or incubators for (17) days, so that the chicks come out of them after the hatching process and then they are placed in other incubators for breeding".
He added," after (40) days from hatching, the chicks are divided into two parts, the first of which is for breeding and meat production, and the other section goes to the cages to produce table eggs, "indicating "these stages are carried out according to a suitable environment such as the provision of natural feed and the appropriate temperature, as well as care, cleaning and constant attention."