Posts tagged with ‘Eggs’


10 Reasons to Start Keeping Chickens This Year

Friday, January 8th, 2021

daughter saying hi to chickens after collecting eggs

Make this the year you start keeping chickens! Here are ten (of many) reasons why. . . (more…)

Quail in the house! Stephanie’s North Carolina Garden Coop

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Keeping Quail in a Backyard Chicken Coop Can you house quail in a backyard chicken coop? Quail yes!

Just ask Stephanie near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She and her son used The Garden Coop DIY chicken coop plans to build a spacious poultry paradise for a mixed flock of quail, bantam hens, and. . . read on to see what else.


Yet even though people have been keeping quail for thousands of years, you won’t find them at the top of the list of common backyard pets.

“By far we get the most requests for chicks, and ducklings are becoming more popular as well,” says Naomi Montacre, owner of Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply in Portland, Oregon. “We do get some requests for quail, though, and we have sources to put people in touch with.”

Naomi believes that as more city folk get into raising chickens, they’ll open up to other possibilities over time. “I don’t think any bird will surpass the chicken in popularity,” she says. “It’s easy and classic. But I do know that the people who like quail really like them.”