We raise our birds on the ground and keep new blood in our breeding rotation. We have a variety of colors and size. From Jumbo Browns, Italians, Silvers and Falbfees. We sell chicks to breeding age birds. Our birds can help improve your flock in size and condition.
We have hatching and eating eggs available! quail farm
Our Coturnix Quail are the most economical and productive animals on our farm! They start laying at 8-10 weeks of age and can be butchered at 10-12 weeks! That folks, is an amazing growth rate! Also, it only takes 17 days to hatch their eggs, so still, doing better than your chickens!
We raise our birds on the ground and provide branches, leaves, grass, bushes, etc. to keep them happy. Yes, OUR birds are VERY happy! We also us a deep litter method where we top of leaves or straw every other day and this in return starts a natural compost pile and allows a natural breakdown of their droppings. Every 5-6 weeks I rake out the bedding and start over. The bedding that is raked out is already half way through the natural composting cycle! These little guys do a lot of work for us around here!
I feed a 28% organic game bird crumble from day one. The growth rate and output of these birds, means they need that extra fuel for growth. I will also throw in the bugs and grubs we find in the yard or woods and they love broccoli and watermelon. (those seem to be the favorite here)
Quail can be raised in a hutch, cage off of the ground or on the ground. They do a very good job acclimating to different environments.
We have 48 birds in a 24x24 run (it is usually suggested 1 bird per square foot) with 2 covered shelters and multiple huts. They rarely use them when it's raining, but seem to be in them more when the sun is brightest. Coturnix quail pretty much just lay their eggs anywhere. It's like an Easter egg hunt trying to figure out where everyone has laid each day. I typically keep 1 male to 5 females. That is what works best here. We have tried other numbers and this seems to be the less amount of stress and male aggression.
Let me know if you ever have any questions or are interested in raising quail! I would be happy to help you get started!