When you decide to get animals you do your research, you learn everything you can about them. I had never thought about raising quail as something we would have, and enjoy having in our yard and on our small homestead.
Advantages of Raising Quail
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Why did we decide to get quail ourselves? They lay sooner. We were not sure where we could be in a year, and everything about quail fit that timeline.
Advantages of Raising Quail
Easy to Raise
Quails are very small-sized birds and they are very easy to raise. They need less care and management, and thus very easy to care for them.
Quails generally don’t require high maintenance. They are smaller sized and do not need too much space for moving around. Although regular maintenance is the key to success in the quail farming business.
Quail are Hardy
They are also disease-resistant birds. Although ensure you have a reliable veterinary specialist in your contact list.
They are winter hardy. They do not require heat lamps in their coops. Just expect to see a reduction in egg production due to a lack of natural sunlight.
Quail Products Are Healthy and Delicious
Both quail eggs and meat are of very high quality, nutritious, and delicious also. And both meat and eggs are gaining popularity quickly because they provide important minerals and vitamins.
Self-Sustaining Business Idea
Quail could make for a self-sustainable business opportunity, and this is the most attractive part of raising quails. Quails generally reach maturity within 6 weeks of age.
They start laying eggs at about 6 weeks of age. This means you can start selling a portion of the eggs and get a quick return on your initial investment.
We actually started getting eggs at 5 weeks with three of our female quail and then at 6 weeks our fourth quail started laying.
You can consider keeping some fertile eggs for hatching. And you can start doubling or tripling your production figures if you raise the birds in the right environment. – We are in the process of collecting eggs for incubation.
Quail products have a very high demand in the market. Quail eggs and meat are very low in fat and high in protein. And both are gaining popularity fast.
Raising Quail Require Less
With smaller birds comes a smaller footprint. Less space is required for their coop/hutch. Less food is required due to their size. They also enjoy weeds and grass from your yard and garden.
We currently have our quail in a double rabbit hutch. Male on the bottom, female (and one male) on the top.
Ashley is a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for years and love it. Now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and be able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.