If you are also looking to add a meat yield to your home production, it’s hard to beat quail. Quail reach slaughter weight in as little as 5 weeks, and given that you can determine how many you want and when by incubating, you can raise as many or as few as you want based on your needs. A great way to utilize The Quail Tracker for a meat yield is to hatch out 30 birds. Raise them until the males start to crow, week 5-6. Process the males to keep it quiet and let the females finish out to week 8-10. Doing this will net you 8-10lbs of ethically raised, antibiotic free, hormone free, locally raised, gourmet meat available nowhere else.