We officially have quail! All three of us headed across the bridge into the next county over to pick up our quail today. Ten hens (females) and two roos (males). Then we spent a good hour just sitting outside watching them.
This will be quite the experience for us considering not one Frühlingskabine inhabitant has ever eaten quail eggs or meat. Never ever. But, as with anything else, we are jumping in head first. I have done research on the basic care of quail and their most basic of needs, but I haven’t found too much information beyond that. It seems like most quail raisers feed “game bird crumbles” and house them in wire bottom hutches. There certainly isn’t anything wrong with that… don’t misinterpret. I was just hoping for some examples of others breeding and raising their quail in pens on the ground and feeding more natural diets.
So, in the void of a model utilizing more natural methods of care and feed, I’m winging it. So to speak. And yes, that pun was intended. If you have any tips for me or would like to share what/how you feed your quail naturally, I would love to hear from you!
In the meantime, check it out…