All Things Quail

Cat-tastrophe

Cat-tastrophe

A cat-tastrophe has struck! While camping for the weekend, feral cats decimated about two thirds of our quail population over the course of two nig...

Top Reasons to Avoid Quail

Top Reasons to Avoid Quail

To Bird or not to Bird... My family loves raising quail. Our birds wormed their way into our hearts and help alleviate my farming itch. I've been w...

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

No hablando de codorniz? Hopefully Babelfish steered me straight on the heading as my Spanish is on par with my German (which is to say that I do...

Now We're Cooking

Now We're Cooking

Political Correctness I was taught as a kid that there are two types of people in the world... those who grill with charcoal and those who are comm...

Runs With Quail

Runs With Quail

We are the 2% I happen to have a bit of Native American blood in me, which I am quite proud of. Granted, it is only around 2%, but it is the bigges...

Coturnix Quail - The first week of life

Coturnix Quail - The first week of life

Day 1 This picture is of a 1 hour old quail. You can see that he (or she) is still a bit wet from hatching. It is best to allow your quail to dry ...

Pickled Quail Eggs

Pickled Quail Eggs

History Historically, pickling provided a way to preserve food for later usage. You can probably guess that the first pickled foods were cucumbers,...

Worm Farm

Worm Farm

The Wiggles The Wiggles are an Australian music group producing children's songs. Until recently, they had a monopoly in my household on the name '...

Fart Eggs

Fart Eggs

What is a fart egg? Collecting eggs from our hens is one of the most satisfying parts of my day. It is the time that I get to enjoy the fruits of o...

The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees

Romance Slow walks along the beach?  Candlelit dinners?  A bit of flirting?  How exactly do you get quail to breed?  The basics of breeding quail a...

General Update

General Update

Woohoo! Our hens have laid their first eggs of the season! I would much rather have kept last year's hens rather than starting from scratch, but my...

Red Tape

Red Tape

Definitions The differences between poultry and game birds are somewhat blurred.  Poultry is considered to be domesticated fowl, commonly raised fo...