Quails are now classed as a delicacy in the US, and demand high prices from the restaurant trade as a result.
Raising your own quail is incredibly easy, quick, and surprisingly cheap – and you can be enjoying (or selling) your own delicious, organic and gourmet quality quail (or their eggs) in as little as 6 weeks from now.
In fact, quail will put clean, fresh and high-quality protein on your table faster than any other type of livestock (more on this in a moment).
You can keep them as pets too – and more and more people are doing exactly that. Quails are tame, beautiful birds, much quieter than chickens (so they won’t annoy your neighbours!) and there are over 130 species to choose from.
But whatever your reason for raising quail, without the right advice and guidance; it’s incredibly easy to get things SPECTACULARLY WRONG, which will cost you heaps of time, effort and money.
And let’s face it, why go through months or years of trial and error, and dozens of mistakes, when YOU DON’T HAVE TO?
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Something like this would teach the children about nature, and how to care for other living creatures, and I could easily involve them in the whole process.
That evening I visited the local library and took out a book on raising quail to find out what we needed to do.
After further research, the path was clear. I had to buy an incubator and fertile quail eggs to get started – nothing fancy or expensive.
I still remember the looks on the children’s faces when they came in class to find everything in place.
We constantly monitored the temperature, humidity, and ventilation levels, and turned the eggs as instructed in the incubator’s manual.
I didn’t know what went wrong for so many eggs not to hatch, but at least the children still had 9 little quails to raise.
Determined to keep every hatchling safe, I took the 9 little quails and all of the equipment home with me, and kept a close eye on them.
There was no way I was going to stop the project on such a sad note, and leave all of those kids so disappointed.
After this happened, a few of the parents called the school to complain that their children were becoming upset at the deaths of all these poor little chicks.
I understood completely, and agreed to leave it there, but in my own mind, that wasn’t the end of it.
So I started looking into quail raising in a big way. I bought books, did a lot of online research, and spoke to a number of local quail farmers for advice.
I was about to give up on the whole idea altogether, when one night, while browsing a forum online, I got the breakthrough I needed.
The article was written by the most famous and renowned Quail breeding expert in the world – Dr Fred Thornberry – who back in the 1990s had selectively bred a brand-new type of quail, the Texas A & M, the fastest growing quail there is.
As an Extension Specialist in the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A & M University, Dr Thornberry had been tasked with cross-breeding quails in the pursuit of a sturdier, fast growing bird.
But more importantly, he… Read more…