o you’re thinking about raising quail on your homestead. Awesome – they are a great addition to any homestead. They are especially great for those who don’t have a lot of space for other types of poultry. I’m going give you the nitty gritty basics on raising quail.
WHY START RAISING QUAIL?
So maybe you’ve heard about quail but you aren’t convinced. Let me share my top 10 reasons to start raising quail on your homestead:
They take up very little space – nothing compared to chickens, turkeys or ducks.
Hens start laying eggs at about 6 – 8 weeks (compare that to your other egg layers!).
Hens typically lay daily. The eggs are smaller, but I find them tastier. I do recommend getting a Quail Egg Shell Cutter because the shells are hard.
They are also ready for processing at 6 – 8 weeks of age.
They are quick to process and you don’t have to pluck.