Why Raise Quail Instead of Chickens

There are very distinct advantages to raising quail instead of chickens. The biggest difference is their size and everything that comes along with it.

Naturally, what’s best for you will depend on your homestead or backyard setup, your personality, and the amount of time you have to devote to your birds.

A simple rabbit hutch can be home for up to 6 quail.

Quail are extremely hardy birds for their size. They just some shelter from the wind and snow.

The chirping and cooing of quail are like a songbird, rather than a rooster crowing and waking everyone up.

Even though quail eggs are small, they do lay just about every day. You’ll always have enough, provided you have enough birds.

Quail start laying eggs in as little as six to eight weeks.

Not only is it wise to keep quail for their eggs, but you can also keep quail for meat as well.

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