All our quail are hatched and reared on our own farm in bespoke housing where they are free to fly and forage in an environment that is as natural as possible.
Stocking densities within the barns are managed to free range levels, which ensures that the birds have plenty of space to express natural behaviour.
Quail dislike cold, damp conditions typical of the English climate and so the temperature and air quality within each house is monitored to ensure that the birds are kept warm, dry and comfortable at all times.
A veterinary health plan is consistently in place across the farm to ensure best practice and appropriate preventative measures are routinely taken to assist in the prevention of disease.
Fed on a carefully balanced diet, to ensure continued good health throughout their lives, the birds are encouraged to grow at a natural pace and are not forced. Their diet is based on natural ingredients containing wheat and soya and appropriate vitamin and mineral supplements.
At the point when the birds are ready to be processed, they are quietly and carefully removed from the house and discretely dispatched. Dispatching in this way means that the birds are not stressed by unfamiliar surroundings, people, smells and sounds. Our system is Humane Slaughter Society and Defra approved. The birds are not hanged or bled and they know very little about what is happening as all our birds have been hand-held from the day they were hatched. We believe that this method is kind, discreet and respectful to all our birds.