Quail: A Homestead Resource

| 4/23/2018 2:08:00 PM

Richard BogdanowiczI have become totally impressed with a new project of mine. Coturnix quail have been in my sites for a few years but a few months ago I took the plunge.

I purchased a couple hundred chicks from a well-known breeder Jared Winand from Pennsylvania. Starting with good stock led to a fast-successful start!

Why Coturnix Quail? First off, I chose them because I didn't need a permit to raise this type of quail in my area. Quail are prolific and can be kept in small places.

This was also my reason to choose this amazing little bird. I want to see if it makes sense for even people in apartments to keep quail for eggs and meat!

coturnix quail

The Coturnix Quail have been domesticated for over 2,000 years. This long-time domestication makes keeping them in small places easier but they have forgotten how to incubate eggs. So, if you want to have your own chicks you need an incubator or bantam chicken to hatch them out. In rare cases you might find a quail that goes broody.

5/14/2018 9:29:19 AM

Quail are helpful keeping tick & mosquito population in check.