We are a family owned and operated quail farm and hatchery. Specializing in Northern Bob White Quail, Texas A & M Quail, Jumbo Brown Quail, Silver Quail and Button Quail ( the worlds smallest quail).
Some years ago we had been into raising meat rabbits commercially with typically 2000 rabbits on hand at any one given time. At about the same time in our life we started our own Air Conditioning business. As that business took off, we found we did not have the time to deal with that business as well as the rabbit business. So slowly we downsized the rabbit business.
In 2014, while semi retiring from the A/C trade and trying to find a hobby for my husband Bill, we ran across a man who was raising Texas A & M Quail. We purchased a very small flock of breeders from him and that began our start in raising Quail. As Bill became more enthused about them, we expanded our interest into raising Northern Bob White Quail. We found a wonderful couple whom we purchased our starter flock from. Their enthusiasm and willingness to answer our questions has played a major part in our decision to move forward.
By using the equipment we had left from the Rabbit business we were able to fairly easily convert most of it to meet the needs of the Quail. Bill was so enthused about the birds, that as time went by and I started reading up on quail and getting more involved in “his hobby” it became apparent to both of us, that we should take this to the next level. Taking what we knew about raising a massive amount of rabbits and applying the same basic concept of giving them comfortable, clean living conditions; providing them with plenty of excellent feed and fresh water, we have been able to increase our flock of all 5 breeds. So Quail Life Farm and Hatchery was born! We are a fledgling business but “We Are Growing”!
Update: January 2020
6 years have gone by since we started raising quail and each year we continue to increase our knowledge of the various breeds. And each year our flock increases in size. More barns and pens have been built to accommodate them. A new 24′ x 80′ modern Hen barn has been built so that our flock can be expanded.
Each week we continue to meet new folks who are interested in learning to raise Quail or expand their knowledge of the bird. We hope to Give Forward and Share the knowledge we have gained with these Folks and increase interest in such a Noble Bird.
Update: September 2021
We are continuing to increase our number of breeders as the need for good clean, healthy Quail and hatching eggs is increasing. Being able to spend time with each customer, answering questions that they have has become a way to spread the word about the benefits of raising Quail. And, has become an enjoyable pass time for both of us.
The farm continues to evolve as we are once again adding Rabbits into our mix. We won’t get into it as big as we were 20 years ago, but as we try to diversify our personal meat selection, adding in a few cages of Rabbits was a good Option for us. We hope to have enough to share by the 1st of the year (2022).
Thank you for your interest,
Bill & Cheryl Webster