We started with our small quail operation in the Spring 2019 in order to provide food security for ourselves, growing our own meat and eggs without the use of any chemicals, on less than an acre in our back yard.
We keep our quail in an 10 x 10 unheated, insulated shed. They are caged with a minimum of 1 square foot per bird. This winter, temperatures went down to -39 Celcius and the birds did just fine. They poofed up and snuggled into the straw together, and they survived it!
But we are now expanding since we are finding so many like minded people, who are concerned about the quality of their food and want to ensure a healthy and consistent supply of wholesome meals.
Or even if you are looking for pets that have the potential to become food should the situation require it. A "back up" plan. Quail can be very tame if you spend the time with them, and I find they have a calming effect -- a very pleasant way too start your day.
We have a variety of coturnix quail and are working on proven lines. Until then we offer a colourful mixture of healthy birds, non medicated hatching eggs, and nutritious eating eggs.
We feed our quail non-medicated, high-protein feed, shredded cabbage and live meal worms that we raise ourselves. Our aim is to completely replace the feed but it will take us some more time to achieve that target.
Our hatch is complete! Here are the results:
0/7 - 2 month shelf-stored eggs
5/7 - 1 month fridge-stored eggs
9/28 - 3 day old eggs hatched
- 5 pipped but did not hatch
We had a humidity issue in lockdown. The incubator tray leaked. We believe this created the pipped but not hatched problem. So we have 12 happy and healthy chicks.
5 hatched March 12
6 hatched March 13
1 hatched March 14
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