Quail

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.

A bowl of quail eggs
ProductPriceAvailability 
Eggs, 1 dozen packaged in recyclable clam-shell$3By the end of August.
Quail eggs in recylcable clam-shell packaging

1 dozen quail eggs

Eggs, 50 (4 ⅙ dozen) packaged in paper pulp flat tray$11By the end of August.
Quail eggs

Fresh quail eggs in paper tray

Chicks, straight run (mix of males and females, as hatched)$3Contact us to order.
coturnix chicks

Newly-hatched quail chicks

Adult females$8By the end of August.
quail hens

Quail hens in pen

Adult males$6Contact us to order.
Smith Farm domestic quail rooster coturnix male

Smith Farm quail rooster

Small breeding colony,
10 adult females and 3 adult males
$85By the end of August.
small quail colony

Small quail colony

Large breeding colony,
25 adult females and 5 adult males
$195By the end of August.
quail colony

Quail breeding colony