One of the earliest accounts of quail as food dates from approximately 1500 BC! Our quail are prodigious layers, beginning to do so at just 37 days old. By six weeks, the males are ready for the table. With a dressed weight of 5-6 ounces, it takes two quail for one serving. They make a delectable meal.
These quail are classified Coturnix coturnix, coturnix being the Latin word for quail, and are also know as Japanese, Egyptian, or Pharaoh Quail. We raise a jumbo variety.
We have had a productive summer so far. Currently, we do not have any laying hens, but expect to have eggs again very soon. There are adult males available if you’re looking to put a scrumptious treat on the table. (See this recipe for an idea of how exotic your next barbecue could be!) We have two clutches of young birds growing. See the table below for availability and pricing.
|Eggs, 1 dozen packaged in recyclable clam-shell||$3||By the end of August.|
|Eggs, 50 (4 ⅙ dozen) packaged in paper pulp flat tray||$11||By the end of August.|
|Chicks, straight run (mix of males and females, as hatched)||$3||Contact us to order.|
|Adult females||$8||By the end of August.|
|Adult males||$6||Contact us to order.|
|Small breeding colony, |
10 adult females and 3 adult males
|$85||By the end of August.|
|Large breeding colony, |
25 adult females and 5 adult males
|$195||By the end of August.|