5 of The Most Common Quail Breeds for Homesteaders and Which is Right for You

common quail breeds for homesteading

There are over 130 different kinds of quail throughout the world but, if you are thinking of raising your own, there‘s a handful of top-notch quail breeds suitable for the homesteader. Out of the 130–some quail breeds, 5 are most commonly found in the backyards of bird lovers. 

Each breed offers something a little different, so which is the best for you? Read on to find out! 

 

1. The Best Quail to Raise for… [Read More]

Types of Quail Feeders

types of quail feeders

It’s fine and dandy for quail to be messy eaters in the wild, but their natural instinct to make a mess of their feeders isn’t conducive for confined quail.  Quail tend to waste feed by violently rummaging through their crumbles about—with their heads. Quail are natural foragers, and their main diet consists of grains, seeds, and bugs. In the wild, they have to scratch, hunt, and peck for food. So, when your quails start wasting… [Read More]

Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs

Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs

If you are limited on space, or just over your chickens, but you love the thought of raising your own meat and eggs, you might want to consider raising quail. Due to their small size, they are ideal for those who want something relatively easy to care for.

Quail Meat

Quail meat is considered to be quite the delicacy. It is tender, juicy, and a tad more flavorful than chicken. Purchasing quail meat from… [Read More]

How to Free-Range Quail

how to free range quail

Most hobbyists and quail farmers are the first to tell you that raising quail free-range, in any sense of the word, is not a good idea. However, if you have your mind made up, and know nothing would make you, or your quail, happier than allowing them access to the world, read on for some tips to ensure your quail have the best odds of health and survival.

Free-Range vs. On the Ground

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Raising Quail On The Ground And Ground Pen Information

Ground-raising quail is gaining popularity among farmers and fanciers. Quail lovers have rediscovered the benefits of allowing their quail to live in a ground-pen. Watching their birds interact with the natural environment has become an entertaining hobby for game bird enthusiasts. 

Typically, quail are kept in cages, similar to that of a house bird or guinea pig, with the belief that they are much safer than if they were living outdoors. When it comes to… [Read More]