Raising Quail is becoming more and more popular all over the world, due to it's speed, ease, convenience and low space requirements.
Quails are now classed as a delicacy in the US, and demand high prices from the restaurant trade as a result.
Raising your own quail is incredibly easy, quick, and surprisingly cheap - and you can be enjoying (or selling) your own delicious, organic and gourmet quality quail (or their eggs) in as little as 6 weeks from now.
In fact, quail will put clean, fresh and high-quality protein on your table faster than any other type of livestock (more on this in a moment).
You can keep them as pets too - and more and more people are doing exactly that. Quails are tame, beautiful birds, much quieter than chickens (so they won't annoy your neighbours!) and there are over 130 species to choose from.
But whatever your reason for raising quail, without the right advice and guidance; it's incredibly easy to get things SPECTACULARLY WRONG, which will cost you heaps of time, effort and money.
And let's face it, why go through months or years of trial and error, and dozens of mistakes, when YOU DON'T HAVE TO?
And I'll even show you how to start a profitable home based business too - something I've done myself and now generate a 5-figure monthly income from.
Something like this would teach the children about nature, and how to care for other living creatures, and I could easily involve them in the whole process.
That evening I visited the local library and took out a book on raising quail to find out what we needed to do.
After further research, the path was clear. I had to buy an incubator and fertile quail eggs to get started - nothing fancy or expensive.
I still remember the looks on the children's faces when they came in class to find everything in place.
We constantly monitored the temperature, humidity, and ventilation levels, and turned the eggs as instructed in the incubator's manual.
I didn't know what went wrong for so many eggs not to hatch, but at least the children still had 9 little quails to raise.
Determined to keep every hatchling safe, I took the 9 little quails and all of the equipment home with me, and kept a close eye on them.
There was no way I was going to stop the project on such a sad note, and leave all of those kids so disappointed.
After this happened, a few of the parents called the school to complain that their children were becoming upset at the deaths of all these poor little chicks.
I understood completely, and agreed to leave it there, but in my own mind, that wasn't the end of it.
So I started looking into quail raising in a big way. I bought books, did a lot of online research, and spoke to a number of local quail farmers for advice.
I was about to give up on the whole idea altogether, when one night, while browsing a forum online, I got the breakthrough I needed.
The article was written by the most famous and renowned Quail breeding expert in the world - Dr Fred Thornberry - who back in the 1990s had selectively bred a brand-new type of quail, the Texas A & M, the fastest growing quail there is.
As an Extension Specialist in the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A & M University, Dr Thornberry had been tasked with cross-breeding quails in the pursuit of a sturdier, fast growing bird.
But more importantly, he was able to produce a bird that would mature in just 6 weeks, enabling breeders to produce eggs and meat much faster.
If I wanted to discover how to raise quail properly - I needed to find out more about Dr Thornberry's system at the Texas A & M University.
Unfortunately I was told that the quail breeding program, albeit hugely successful, had been discontinued because it had achieved its goals.
Before hanging up, I was told that Dr Thornberry's techniques were still widely being used in the industry, particularly by a commercial quail farm in Ohio, run by a former student of his.
So I made the three hour trip to Ohio where I met a couple called Bob and Lauren, two quail breeders who were earning tens of thousands of dollars a month breeding quail.
I toured their facility, learned exactly how they operate, and finally figured out exactly what I'd been doing wrong.
And I loved the thought of being able to produce healthy, organic, gourmet-quality eggs and meat for my family to enjoy.
When I was back home, I bought a new batch of eggs from the same quail breeder as before, and followed the new system which I'd just learned.
Six months later, and they were producing two dozen eggs a day - and they were absolutely delicious!
My wife loved them, my kids loved them, and when I told the school children all about it, they were desperate to see my quail.
As more and more of the children's parents began to hear about my new hobby, I was bombarded with requests.
In fact, my business grew so quickly, I was making more from raising quail than I was from teaching, so I made a decision...
So you're probably asking yourself; “if you love it so much Craig, why are you bothering writing this letter. Haven't you got work to do?”
In all the years I've been raising quail, I've sold thousands of fertile eggs to prospective quail breeders and spoke with literally hundreds of people asking for advice on everything to do with raising quail.
I've received emails from all over the World, and I've always helped these people as much as I could.
But of course, I've never been able to dedicate enough time to providing them with a fully comprehensive, step-by-step guide for raising quail the right way.
I've decided to...