If you decided to breed quails, for a start, you should familiarize yourself with their types and breed characteristics. Egg breeds such as white English, blue marble, Manchurian Golden most sought-after specialists for breeding.

Physiology of birds

This bird is unique as he begins to rush on the second month of life. If you decide to buy quail for egg direction, they immediately begin to produce results.

Egg rocks don't lose their productivity to one year, whereas meat breeds stop growing already in 2-3 months. After a year of egg quail, you can score the meat and to purchase new birds.

One chicken can bring up to 300 eggs, which are in great demand among the population. Dietary properties of meat and eggs is known worldwide. Breeding quails in a separate form in poultry – quail-keeping. Scientists have proved the uniqueness of the composition of eggs and quail meat. It is administered in diet for people with allergies and as a first complementary food for young children.

The maintenance and feeding

The small size and low content of these birds allows you to keep them not only in private yards but also in apartments. For 10 chickens need 1 rooster. Feeding should be balanced. Ideally, quails can be fed a grain mixture for laying hens. The cell should be clean drinking water, that need to be changed several times a day.

In the summer they can be released on the grass in outdoor enclosures with closed top, as they can become easy prey for cats and wild birds. In a cage or aviary, you need to install a container of sand, so they can take sand baths.

The temperature of the contents of quails in the room should be 15-17 degrees. If these options are to decline, quail stop laying.

The reduction of egg production from quails may contribute to low quality forage. Quail have a high metabolism and poor quality food would have an impact on their health.

If you decided to breed quails yourself, you need to buy the incubator as the Chicks are almost not hatch their eggs. The Chicks hatch after 17-18 days after laying in the incubator. After hatching and drying, they begin to peck at the food. Quail grow very quickly. Acquired youngsters pays for itself within a few months and begins to make a profit.