Quail meat is delicious and extremely low in fat. It has a great natural taste and really doesn’t taste gamy or bland. Cook it similar to venison, or other lean meats.
Quail manure makes an amazing fertilizer and is a close equivalent to chicken manure. Just like chicken manure it is considered “hot” and needs to be aged or composted before adding it to your garden in mass, or you risk burning your plants. I have yet to experience any burning of the plants or ground located under The Quail Tracker. In fact it has been quite the opposite, and the ground has recovered and boomed after each tracker move. Timing and your local conditions will be the key factors in determining how long the quail stay in one spot before being moves. If they are left too long they definitely can denude the ground under them, and add excess fertilizer to it, which depending on your needs could be what you want, fall garden prep. Another consideration about quail manure is the smell. While quail manure, like most other bird droppings, has a strong odor when wet it has almost no odor once dry. Moving the tracker regularly will help the manure on the ground dry out and mitigate the smell.
Feathers and Wings
Another output that quail have is feathers and wings. The wing meat on a quail is almost non-existent, because of this the wings are generally removed completely during the butchering process. While these feathers and wings contain a high amount of nitrogen and can be a great addition to a compost pile, there are also many other uses as well. Quail feathers make an excellent base material for tying flies and work equally as well for all sorts of jewelry making and crafting.