There are only a few quail breeds that are raised like domestic birds. Which breed you purchase depends on your intended use for your future covey of quail. Some of the most popular quail breeds for backyard farmers are the Northern Bobwhite Quail, the Cortunix, and the California Quail.
While raising quail has a lot of parallels to that of raising chickens, there are quite a few differences in how to go about it. Quail are easy to learn, and before you know it, you will be enjoying their boiled eggs on a weekly basis. Before you establish your first covey (a group of quail), there are a few things to take into consideration that will help you prepare.
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We're passionate about exotic chickens and rare birds! We're Country Egg Hatchery - a small hatchery that specializes in rare, exotic and beautiful breeds of chicken and other birds. We hand-select each chick we send to you and your family - to ensure the highest quality. We are NPIP certified - meaning that our flocks are regularly screened for disease by a third party. We selectively breed for genetic diversity, beauty/color and health and are proud to hatch chicks in a 100% solar-powered chicken hatchery.