I just started raising quail last summer, I have Jumbo Coturnix, various colors (10-13 oz, 9-15 gram eggs, more big ones now that they are older). I raise them for my family to have another source of home grown meat, and because I love the entire raising process. Nothing better than watching my quailies play and drinking some good french press coffee! ANYWAY, since my brinsea is full right now I took a few doz eggs to the farmers market last night, to sell and hopefully help with the feed bill. While I was there I was approached by a chef that said they have Quail eggs on the menu, and have been searching to no avail for a local grower (I understand they buy all local/ organic produce if possible). Should I consider this? I wasn't looking for this at all, but it might be really fun to sell, and help pay for my birds, I really love raising them. I currently have 12 adult hens 3 roos, and 6 hens and 3 roos from Quail Lady that are 5 weeks old ( beautiful birds by the way) and 20 mixed 3 week olds. I would have to increase my flock quite rapidly most likely by buying eggs, but I do already have plenty of space and supplies for more pens. Any thoughs, price quotes and help/warnings are appreciated! thank you in advance!
Edited by BirdCrazyLady - 3/7/12 at 6:55pm