I've always wanted a few hens and a rooster, but I decided that it might not work out with the space I have. I can certainly make a 3x6 spot for some quails! And I'll probably make it about 18 inches high. After reading about quails they seem to be frail but very easy to maintain (and pay you back with lovely eggs!)
I would grow them for meat but the only time I've ever seen an animal butchered for meat was a duck when I was about 8? No warning at all my uncle just slit it's throat and it ran out of his grasp and died in the backyard... I was like
I mean I could cull if needed but I don't know if I could continually do it for meat! So for now I'd probably like less than a dozen Cotunix Quails and my 3x6 space should be more than enough space if i researched correctly.
SO my first order of business is to prepare a coop for my future quail.
THEN I need to learn how to make an incubator or find some live ones nearby.
If i go the route of incubating myself I need a brooder and to learn more about the first 3-6 weeks of a quail's needs...
I found a local craigslist add but he had so many breeds spammed at the bottom it made me feel insecure about purchasing from him? Lots of button quails available though.
Edited by CuriousQuail - 9/22/12 at 11:19am