578: Zack Greene on Running a Quail Farm.
Raising Coturnix Quail and distributing their eggs.
In This Podcast:
Self-sufficiency is steadily trending to be the new lifestyle where people are reverting back to homesteading practices of the past. However, Zack Greene followed a slightly different path of self-sufficiency that turned out to be the best decision of his life. Listen in to learn about the benefits of quail farming, how quail production results in quality and quantity, as well as why raising quail is perfect for self-sufficiency.
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Zack is a former multistore restaurant manager for a turned homesteader that specializes in coturnix quail. His family has been switching to self-sufficiency over the past 10 years through gardening, canning, raising animals and more. His quail journey has led him to 5,000 birds and a self-started company that now ships 500,000 hatching eggs a year.
Listen in and learn about:
- What led Zack to becoming interested in quail farming
- How did he go from a dozen to 5,000 quail
- Why is the Cortunix quail considered the best
- How early do quail begin producing eggs
- The difference between raising quail versus chickens
- Why are quail eggs healthier than chicken eggs
- What was the process for scaling up his business
- What other unique animals reside at Myshire Farm
- What other types of markets exist for quail
- How is Zack’s business changing lives and inspiring young entrepreneurs
As well as:
His failure – The time when nearly 90% of their new hatchlings died within the first two days
His success – His transition from a corporate workaholic to quail farmer
His drive – Providing for his family and spending more time at home
His advice – “Keep moving. Even when you think your stuck, there is always an option.”
Zack’s Book recommendation:
How to reach Zack:
Call/Text: (937) 760-7282