GQF Manufacturing Company Inc. originated in 1957 as Georgia Quail Farm in Savannah, Ga. At that time the company was producing live birds for hunting preserves. In order to streamline production of birds, GQF developed its own system of laying cages and equipment. This unique method of production was offered to the small breeder a few years later through mail order and eventually through feed and farm supply stores. In 1970 Georgia Quail Farm became G.Q.F. Manufacturing Company Inc.
Having a working farm to perfect equipment design has allowed GQF Manufacturing to produce low cost quality equipment that the small bird breeder can use. In the mid 1960's GQF invented and produced the Hova-Bator incubator. Foam plastic construction provides excellent insulation, low wattage heat and the lowest cost ever in thermostat controlled incubators. In 1974 GQF began installing automatic turning in its cabinet model incubators making them the first units of that size to have this feature and still keep prices low. After years of development GQF brought out in 1980 its patented continuous turning egg turner for the Hova-Bator incubator. This was a breakthrough in low cost automatic egg turning. As new products were developed by GQF or found in the world market, GQF has always had the personnel and facilities to assure that they are workable and effective.
GQF Manufacturing Company has a program to continuously test, develop and seek improvements in game bird and poultry equipment for the small breeder and to assist the breeder with technical support. Our technicians and sales personnel offer years of experience to customers requiring knowledge on the use of GQF equipment. This is done to give users of GQF equipment the best chance of success in raising birds.