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Raising Quail, The low-key source of eggs and meat!

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Quail have been sustaining people since Biblical times. There are few production animals as easy to keep, nor as prolific. Quail begin to lay eggs at 5 weeks of age, lay 260-300 eggs a year (which is more than the average chicken), can be kept in small, rabbit-hutch-size enclosures – even large aquariums — and are ready to butcher at 7 weeks. Due to their small size, the butchering process for quail is probably the simplest on the homestead and something even the most squeamish about such matters can accomplish. Unlike chickens which are scalded and plucked, most people raising quail prefer to skin them which makes the whole process go very quickly. As an added bonus – the average quail carcass is about 4 ounces.

That’s right, they dress out into a single serving size, a great convenience! So tune in to the Homestead Honey Hour Thursday, November 21st when it will be my pleasure to host “Autumn” from the Autumnprepper channel on youtube. Autumn raises Quail and will be on hand to educate us on what it takes to raise these diminutive, but invaluable birds.