Our quail are raised as naturally as we can. This breed of quail is extremely resistant to disease so we have never had to use any medications on our birds. Absolutely no hormones will ever be used in our flock Our quail are all fed a vegetarian feed. We supplement their feed with flax seed to boost the omega 3 value in the eggs. During summer months the quail also get to dine on the scraps from our wonderful vegetable garden. Eggs are gathered several times a day to ensure they do not get too hot or too cold when the weather is extreme. Our eggs can also be found on the menus of restaurants and grocery store shelves in our area. We take great pride in our shipping. All eggs are shipped the same day they are gathered. Eggs are placed in hard plastic cartons, bubble wrapped and placed in boxes of two cartons with a cold pack. The egg boxes are double boxed inside another with cushioning. Eggs are shipped Priority Mail Monday-Wednesday and Saturday every week. If you are needing them by a certain date please let us know in the comment section of your order. We will do everything we can to ensure you receive them in time.