We offer our signature quail products in a variety of cuts. All of our products are processed at our farm in Columbia, South Carolina, with detailed attention and care. Our selection of products includes:
- Semi-boneless Quail
- Bone-in Whole Quail
- Quail Halves
- Quail Breasts
- Quail Legs
- Quail Wings
- Quail Eggs
Our semi-boneless quail is our most popular item and is perfect for stuffing and baking. A number of our products are available tumble marinated which tenderizes the bird and locks in flavor. The marinade is light enough to allow for signature recipes. We also offer bacon-wrapped quail breasts and legs – great for kids and parties!
For more information and pricing, please visit our store.
Time Honored Husbandry
Following the same husbandry practices since its inception, Manchester Farms bestows the utmost care and respect on their birds. Starting in a state of the art 10,000-square-foot hatchery just outside Columbia, SC, Manchester Farms incubates up to 100,000 eggs at a time. The eggs are nestled on incubation trays that tilt every 30 minutes, simulating the hen moving the eggs in the nest. After two weeks, the eggs are placed in hatchers – tightly sealed in temperature and humidity controlled rooms.
Once hatched, the chicks are moved to the barn and watched closely, as their first three days are the most important much like a newborn. The birds spend the next five weeks in a 200-foot-long barn, roaming freely with plenty of space. Baby quail are provided with plenty of water and nutritious feed – of corn and soy with added vitamins and probiotics. At five weeks they are sorted into egg layers and meat birds. The egg layers are placed in the egg barn for 40 weeks, allowing the birds to socialize and lay eggs every 36 hours. When fully grown, the meat birds head to the processing plant where they are prepared for some of the country’s top chefs, consumers via direct order, or select retail stores.
Cooking With Quail
Chefs across the country love cooking with quail – and home cooks can enjoy it too! Quail is incredibly flavorful and super simple to cook. At the farm, our favorite way to cook quail is to season with some salt and pepper, throw them on the grill for a few minutes, and enjoy! When it comes to cooking quail, you prepare it the same way you would any other poultry. It's that simple - roast, bake, grill, smoke, sauté, barbeque, or fry! Try one of our family or chef recipes tonight.