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.  (See this recipe for an idea of how exotic your next barbecue could be!)  

These quail are classified Coturnix coturnix (coturnix being the Latin word for quail) and are also known as Japanese, Egyptian, or Pharaoh Quail.  We raise a jumbo variety.  Just to clarify, these are not Bobwhites (Colinus virgnianus), which require a permit to raise in Pennsylvania.  Coturnix are considered domesticated and, as such, do not require permitting.

See the table below for products we normally offer.  We intend to have quail and eggs available again in 2024.

A bowl of quail eggs
ProductPriceAvailability
Eggs, 1 dozen packaged in recyclable clam-shell$4Eggs are expected around Memorial Day.
Quail eggs in recylcable clam-shell packaging

1 dozen quail eggs

Eggs, 50 (4 ⅙ dozen) packaged in paper pulp flat tray$15Eggs are expected around Memorial Day.
Quail eggs

Fresh quail eggs in paper tray

Chicks, straight run (mix of males and females, as hatched)$3Taking reservations for June 2024.
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coturnix chicks

Newly-hatched quail chicks

Adult females$9Taking reservations for June 2024.
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quail hens

Quail hens in pen

Adult males$6Taking reservations for June 2024.
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Smith Farm domestic quail rooster coturnix male

Smith Farm quail rooster

Small breeding colony,
10 adult females and 3 adult males
$95Taking reservations for June 2024.
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small quail colony

Small quail colony

Large breeding colony,
25 adult females and 5 adult males
$195Taking reservations for July 2024.
Contact to reserve.
quail colony

Quail breeding colony