Quail are often touted as an excellent alternative to chickens and are a productive and fascinating small bird. They can be kept as pets but are also raised for meat and eggs.
Quail cost less to buy and keep than chickens. Depending on the age, a quail costs between $1-$5. They require smaller coops, and these will cost less.
The price will depend on the age of your quail and the breed. You can also buy quail as eggs and incubate them yourself.
Quail need around 1 square foot of floor space for each bird, and preferably more than that. Bear this in mind when building or buying a coop.
Quail will need access to food and water at all times, so don’t forget to add the initial costs of feeders and waterers to your calculations.