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Learn more about quail meat and how to process your birds for home use or market from quail expert Alexandra Douglas. Quail have been (and are still) typically served in fancy restaurants as a delicacy. These days, folks like to know what’s in their food, and one of the best ways to do this is […]Read more »
Amy Fewell helps you set up the right kind of habitat for your quail. The number of homesteaders keeping domestic quail is growing by leaps and bounds. Quail are an incredible meat and egg source, especially if you live on a small property. Some people even keep quail in apartments and on balconies––they’re truly that […]Read more »
Learn tips and tricks for safely housing these marvelous birds from quail expert and owner, Kelly Bohling. (Unless otherwise noted, all photos by author.) Quail Are Easy to House Raising Coturnix quail—also known as Japanese quail—is an approachable endeavor, made easier by the low maintenance habits of the birds and their hardiness against disease and […]Read more »
Want to own backyard birds, but don’t have the room or time for chickens? Alexandra Douglas shows you how to acquire, hatch, and brood tiny, beautiful Coturnix quail. Intriguing Alternative to Chickens With the popularity of raising your own birds for meat and eggs, Coturnix quail are becoming the alternative to chickens and other fowl […]Read more »
Quail are small, but delicious mouthfuls. Here are two recipes for Roasted Quail from “Culinary Birds” by John Ash. COFFEE-SPICE ROASTED QUAIL WITH A VANILLA SAUCE MAKES 6 SERVINGS Ingredients 12 bone-in quail 5 tablespoons (75mL) olive oil, divided Coffee-spice Rub 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds 12 black peppercorns 20 coriander seeds 3 whole […]Read more »
Kelly Bohling explains how to handle quail eggs and delicious ideas for eating them. Delicious and Versatile Quail Eggs Quail eggs are small, speckled gems that you’ve likely seen in your local co-op or Asian food market. They come in tiny, clear plastic egg cartons. You’ll be tempted to buy them for their cuteness alone, […]Read more »
Alexandra Douglas has been raising and breeding quail for over a decade. She began, like many of us do, by just getting a bird and going from there. Read about her early adventures and deepening understanding of how to selectively breed quail. Beginning with Stella I never knew I would be breeding Coturnix quail. I […]Read more »
Have you ever wanted to learn about or own Button Quail? Alexandra Douglas helps us understand these delightful birds in this Featured Article. When I was 9 years old, I went to a parrot breeder’s home and saw these cute little birds on the bottom of the finch cages. They were eating the leftover seeds […]Read more »
Are Coturnix Quail right for you? Quail owner, Kelly Bohling, shares her knowledge of these small birds and how to keep them in this Featured Article. Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) are increasingly popular meat and egg sources for modern, city-dwelling homesteaders. Quail are especially well-suited for urban settings, as they flourish in small spaces and […]Read more »
Wild populations of quail have been shrinking in the U.S. for decades, to the concern of bird conservationists. However, in recent years, several different species of quail have become popular birds with homesteaders and backyard bird enthusiasts. They are small, easy to maintain, and in most states they aren’t considered livestock. This means that you […]Read more »