Protecting Eggs from Predatory Birds

We started our duck and quail egg program three years ago. Naively. Happy birds, lots of pasture, eat, be healthy, be free. Kind of. For our quail we did create a natural pasture habitat, we knew they would either fly away or be eaten within days without protection, they are pretty much the bottom of…

Welcome our Quail!

Chores, exercise, sunrises, sunsets, quiet, busy, animals, a production garden, dirt, lots of dirt, and everything else in between. It for sure is not everyone’s cup of tea, but we love farming. One of my wishes for our farm was to see if we could not only grow our own food, but supply food to…

The Covey Castle!

We are adding quail to our Urban Farm, so we needed a new structure for their arrival. I wanted another type of bird on our property that would be both for meat and egg use, for our dogs raw feeding and for us. While researching meat chickens, turkey, goose, and other types of ducks, quail…