Quail instead of chickens

Wendy S. Delmater
By Wendy S. Delmater on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 - 11:40am

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Quail Raising Tips (via Hobby Farms)

Although quail are relatives to other common farm-raised poultry, they’re not often among the first birds you’d think of bringing home. But these small birds definitely have a place on small farms and in backyards, as they are producers of meat and eggs and can be used to restock quail into their natural habitats and their meat and eggs command a high price at farmer's markets and with local restaurants and foodies.

You can raise these in very little space. They're quiet. And although some jurisdictions require a wildlife permit, unlike chickens there are usually no  local ordinances against them.

Read more at http://www.hobbyfarms.com/quail-raising-tips/

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pyranablade
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Quail

If my house in town doesn't sell I will get quail and put them in the backyard.

The article encouraged that you start with thousands of quail - of course then it becomes more of a job than a hobby. They aren't completely quiet birds as the article seems to imply. But the sounds they do make are no worse than those of wild birds.

Some people like to use quail eggs to make tiny deviled eggs.

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