Do you live in an area that ISN’T friendly to the idea of being self-sufficient? Are you relegated to only being able to dream of fresh eggs daily, or raising your own food? Do you have to fight with zoning or HOA rules that seem outdated?
In an urban area, not everyone has neighbors like we do.
Without our neighbors being very open, kind and willing to be bribed with fresh eggs, meat and veggies, we would not be able to do all the things we do on the homestead. Not everyone can raise turkeys, meat chickens, laying hens, ducks, rabbits and have a huge composting area smack dab in the center of town. I realize this, and am truly grateful for the opportunities we have. And, yes, the tide IS turning…even in our little town, chicken coops are starting to pop up all over, as well as yards being tilled into gardens. It’s really exciting to see, to be honest.
If you don’t have friendly neighbors, are you left to only purchase your eggs and meat from a grocery store or local farmer, if you are lucky enough to find one? Well, maybe not. Quail farming may be the answer for you.
This is why you should consider raising quail for meat and eggs.
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What are some of the best reasons for raising quail?
- Quail are tiny little birds that produce tiny little eggs.
- They are useful for meat AND eggs
- You can keep an entire flock in a garage or outdoor shed, or laundry room
- Quail are fairly easy to hatch for yourself
- they are small enough that you can fit 4-5 birds in a rabbit hutch and they will have enough room to move and be happy.
- Quail are not noisy birds, so no one will know you have them, unless YOU tell them
- Quail are easy to care for, requiring only a few minutes a day to feed, water and change bedding, or dumping litter trays.
- Quail eat very little, but are large enough at butchering time that one o two birds can feed an adult
- Quail reach full maturity and being laying eggs at only 6 weeks of age, making the turnaround time on them quick
- If you want to sell eggs, quail eggs go for a premium, and in my area that is around $8 per dozen.
As you can see, there are quite a few reasons why you should consider quail farming.
If you are looking for a new and easy homestead project, this could be the one for you! What are some of the reasons YOU would raise quail?
But, is raising quail for everyone? Check out this post here to see why my friend has given up HER quail flock.