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Coturnix Quail
(a.k.a. Japanese Quail)

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The Coturnix Japonica. Sometimes called Japanese, Pharoah or Coturnix Quail. These quail hatch in 18 days and are full grown and laying eggs in 7 weeks.  They can lay over 300 eggs per year.  This Quail has been known by many different names.  Early Americans settlers who raised Coturnix knew it as the Bible Quail.  Later, imported Coturnix from Germany became known as the German Quail.  Importation's from Japan since World War II are known as Japanese Quail.  One list includes approximately 100 names that are used or have been used throughout the world including the King's Quail, the Emperor's Quail, the Tsar's Quail, the Mediterranean Quail, the Holy Land Quail and the Nile Quail, all applying to the same Coturnix Quail. 

A particular breed of the coturnix quail is commonly known as the jumbo brown coturnix.  This is the most common breed of choice for quail as meat birds.  A standard coturnix is generally around 5 to 6 ounces while the jumbo browns average in the 13 to 14 ounce size and it is not uncommon for them weigh one pound. 
Pair of Coturnix Quail
Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail
The quail egg is prized as a dietary and healing food.  It is recorded that Chinese medical practitioners have used quail eggs for thousands of years to remedy ailments such as rhinitis, asthma, hay fever, spasmodic cough along with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.  Regular consumption of quail eggs helps fight against many diseases.  They are a natural combatant against digestive tract disorders such as stomach ulcers.  Quail eggs strengthen the immune system, promote memory health, increase brain activity and stabilize the nervous system.  They help with anemia by increasing the level of hemoglobin in the body while removing toxins and heavy metals.  The Chinese use quail eggs to help treat tuberculosis, asthma, and even diabetes.  If you are a sufferer of kidney, liver, or gallbladder stones quail eggs can help prevent and remove these types of stones.  Children eating quail eggs are less inclined to suffer from infectious diseases than other children do.  In men, quail eggs provide the prostate gland with phosphorus, proteins, and vitamins that can be a powerful stimulant for sexual potency.  Women find that the egg improves skin color and strengthens hair.  This is why quail eggs are in facial and in hair care products.

We feed our quail soy-free, non-gmo, certified organic feed.  Our quail are also vaccine and hormone free and they are given more room than they require.  All orders for quail are for pick-up only and we supply the cartons for their removal.  We don't allow any quail be removed from our property in previously used containers.  We go to great lengths to keep our quail pens clean and disease free.  The largest contributor to quail diseases is using old cages that aren't thoroughly cleaned and this is not a risk we are willing to take.  We provide new cardboard carriers for every purchase removing any risk of cross-contamination.

We sell meat birds at various ages.  The most common age desired is 8 weeks but we sell them up to 10 weeks old.  Coturnix quail start laying eggs at around 7 - 8 weeks and are fully matured between 8 - 10 weeks.  Day old quail are very popular in the pet world as well as those wanting to raise their own birds on their own personal feed mixes.  Our pricing structure is as follows:

Day old quail: $ 0.85
1 Week old       $ 1.00
2 Weeks old     $ 1.50
3 Weeks old             $ 2.00
4 Week sold             $ 2.50
5 Weeks old             $ 3.00
6 Weeks old             $ 3.50
7 Weeks old             $ 4.00
8 Weeks old             $ 4.50
9 Weeks old             $ 5.00
10 Weeks old           $ 5.50

Our farm is south of Waco, Texas about one mile off of State Highway 6.  Please call ahead of time to find out what ages we have available.  We usually have 4 or 5 different ages at any time unless we are sold out. If we are sold out of the age you want we can hold your birds on the next oldest pen (around 2 weeks younger). A 50% deposit is required for holding birds until once they reach a desired age.  You can email us with any questions at or call us at 936-245-4881.
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The following are dates that quail are due to hatch, as well as how many are due to hatch that given day.  Once our quail make it to 10 weeks old we process them and use them for our own personal consumption. If you're interested in 8 to 10 week old quail you will want to call ahead of time and make sure we have them.  If you want us to hold or reserve any number of quail for you, we require a 50% down payment, otherwise it's first come first serve.

Hatch Date:# of eggs to hatch:Reserved:
06/28/201314     12
06/29/201318      0
06/30/201320      0
07/01/201310      0
07/02/201319      0
07/04/201318      0
07/05/201320      0
07/06/201318      0
07/07/201328      0