We are excited to announce that coming in 2021 we will be offering Pharoah Jumbo Coturnix and Celadon quail for sale! We have partnered with Hopkins Heritage Homestead to bring you these homestead essentials.
Quail are a versatile and unique addition to any homestead. Quieter than chickens, they can be kept in the city as there are no ordinances regarding them. Our birds are exceptional as we provide mineral supplementation, probiotics and electrolytes and high protein feeds.
There are many benefits to quail. For one, quail eggs are superior to chicken eggs. They contain more fat and protein
by weight, double the iron and riboflavin, and about one-third more vitamin B12 than chicken eggs. Quail eggs are also hypoallergenic for most people unlike chicken eggs. It takes 5 quail eggs to equal one chicken egg in recipes.
Possibly the most significant benefit to raising quail over chickens is that quail are sexually mature at 8 weeks of age verses chickens who take 5-6 months to begin laying. Another win for quail over chickens is they are coop ready much faster. Quail hatch in18 days and only need supplemental heat for 3 weeks before they are completely coop ready. Production is often higher with quail because they lay every day as opposed to chickens who lay every one and a half days.
JMF Jumbo Brown
Jumbo Brown quail are valued for their egg and meat production. Ready to process at 6 weeks and laying by 8 weeks, they are one of the fastest meats to grow out.
Celadon is a variety of Coturnix with a recessive "celadon" gene that results gorgeous blue eggs! They come in a variety of colors and lay stunning blue eggs, sometimes with brown flecks. Ready to process at 6 weeks and laying by 8 weeks, they are one of the fastest meats to grow out.
Quail Sales - updated 2.16.21
We do not currently ship chicks or eggs. Pick up is in Acton, Ca.
Day Old Chicks
Taking reservations for day old quail chicks due Feb 27, 2021
Day old, straight run mixed celadon and brown: $5/each or $25/6
Note this Feb hatch is with mixed eggs, hatches going forward, the Celadon and JMF Jumbo Browns will be separated.
Fully feathered coop ready & sexed
Taking reservations for May 2021 sets.
Roos: $10/each or $50/6
Hens: $15/each or $75/6
Breeding set $75 5 hens/1 roo
Celadon: $2.50/each or $25/dozen
JMF Jumbo Brown: $1.50/each or $15
Eggs for eating*:
$6/dozen or $8/18
*These eggs are fresh and fertile but have not been collected and stored with hatching intentions.
Hopkins Heritage Homestead is a small, family farm located in Acton, Ca. where they humanly raise quality Blue American and Beveren rabbits, Coturnix quail and Desert Painted sheep. We have partnered with HHH to offer a more extensive variety of homesteading livestock. Our friends at Hopkins share our dedication to providing our livestock with the best care and attention using holistic methods whenever possible. They also share our passion for natural parenting and faith in God. We couldn't be prouder to offer their stock and products.