Welcome to Our Japanese Quail Journey!

As gardeners with limited space, we focus a great deal of our time creatively growing as much of our own fresh produce as possible.  This has been a valuable pursuit for us as we have removed our dependence on the grocery store for most of our fresh produce.

 

Now we have another goal.  We want to produce our own eggs and meat.  This adds an entirely new type of challenge to our small space.  At first we contemplated raising chickens, but the licensing and space requirements in our area are cost prohibitive, and we would be limited to a maximum of four hens which really wouldn’t produce enough eggs for our family’s needs.


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After researching other options, we found MyShire farm, and began our work with quails by purchasing 10 Coturnix teens.  These were unsexed quail, meaning we didn’t know whether we would be getting roosters or hens.  We ended up with four hens, and from that point, we were off to the races.  We placed another order from MyShire, this time for 6 feather sexable hens, and now, two months in, we are getting the full potential from these 10 hens, and that is 10 quail eggs each day.

 

It is hard to explain the sensation we experience when we gather in the eggs.  Each time we go out and see another egg in the cage, there is a sense of discovery and more importantly, a sense of freedom from the necessity of purchasing the food we want to eat.

 

As you might imagine, this is only the tip of the iceberg.  This is the beginning phase of what we have planned as we continue to hatch more quail.  We will update our YouTube channel with that growth and with what we learn each step along the way, and you can track our production here on this website as well.

 

If you are interested in learning more about raising quail, please reach out to us!

We are expanding our covey!

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