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If You looking for profitable option on Your homesteading, then maybe could consider raising quail, because it is an option that allows you to easily have healthy meat and extremely healthy eggs for eating, and to make money on it as well in a short time. Quail can be raised in small areas, are low maintenance and are inexpensive to raise with a fast and high return on investment.
The Japanese quail belongs to the order of small poultry. Its length is 18 cm, of which 3 cm falls on the tail. The brown-gray color of the feathers is standard, while by mutating the gene one can get even white which is extremely appreciated.
One rooster settles 3 to 5 females, and if there are several roosters in one cage, conflicts between them are frequent, and thus the deaths of weaker males.
As usual as I remind you, check what the law in your area says about keeping quails.
They require very little space, and are too quiet to bother the neighbors, but be sure to keep their area clean and odor-free.
The Japanese quail feeds on a specially prepared concentrate that contains everything necessary for its normal life. Growers prepare the mixture themselves and must take care of a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals for their successful development. The temperature in which they live should be from 16 ° C to 18 ° C, and since they do not take up much space, they can be kept together with other poultry. They progress quickly, so the first eggs can be expected in approx. 50 days old. They lay an egg every 17 hours, and give the best results if kept in small cages that are practical for both feeding and collecting eggs.
Japanese quail eggs contain, compared to chickens: 5 times more phosphorus and potassium, 7 times more iron and 10 times more vitamin B complex. In addition, they contain a significant amount of vitamin A and a number of amino acids, which makes them an extremely healthy food. They do not contain cholesterol, and with only 15 calories, they represent a real energy value.
Japanese quail eggs are used to treat: arteriosclerosis, heart attack, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stomach and duodenal ulcers, diabetes, tuberculosis, bronchial asthma, migraines, anemia, cancer. In the treatment of these diseases it is necessary to drink a course of 240 eggs, which are drunk fresh, beaten, on an empty stomach and half an hour before breakfast. They are consumed alone or with the addition of sugar or honey (unless it is diabetes), lemon or some other juice.
Content of one egg:
1.1% minerals and other enzymes
3.2 mg of iron
2.2 mg of phosphorus
0.5 mg of calcium
300 IU vitamin A.
0.1 mg vitamin B1
0.8 mg of vitamin B2
Many diseases can be successfully treated with the help of Japanese quail eggs (normally in consultation with a doctor). The Japanese quail egg is the medicine of the future.
Depending on the volume of production, there are three basic accommodation systems for quail:
Cage, Aviary, and Floor.
Commercial farms where birds are kept intensively, use only Cage systems, alone or in combination with Floor systems.
Avian systems are commonly used to raise and keep exotic quails, either outdoors or indoors.
Floor systems are used for small and medium farms.