I came across a simple food source that is way better than chickens, according to Leo Magpoc. Leo raises quail, and he does it on a table top of less than four square feet.
Leo raises quail for both eggs and meat. My guess, and I’ll have to look at the numbers, is that raising them for the eggs alone is probably the most efficient way to use them. I recently purchased a cage from Leo and will be setting that up this summer.
Check out this video I did with Leo on the basics of raising quail.
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.