Wondering if there is a difference in quail as far as which lays the best. Or is there a variety generally used to lay eggs to eat? I used to be able to get quail eggs at the store, but nobody carries them anymore. So I thought, why not add a few to the menagerie in the backyard. Any suggestions on type to try?
Best quail for eggs to eat?
Any Color Of Coturnix Will Be Your Best Layers. Under Ideal Conditions They Can Crank Out Upwards Of 300 Eggs Per Hen Per Year.
- the bird is the word
Coturnix are excellent egg-layers, but you'll want to get either jumbos or whites if you are wanting them for egg size. Some of the other colors lay a good number of eggs, but they aren't near as big as the jumbos!!
Getting Late In The Season--- You May Want To Look For Eggs Now--- Once You Set Them You'll Still Have 2wks+ To Get Their New Home Ready...
Oh 1 More Thing! If You Want Eggs For Eating Then I Guess You're Looking For Year Round Production? If So Then Plan On Adding Lights To Their Accomodations--- They Need 14+ Hrs Of Light A Day To Lay---- No 14+ No Eggs - No Exceptions. Just A Lil Tip Before You Start Building!!! Enjoy.
Not In The Same Coop I Hope... As Far As Eggs--- Bst- Other Poultry Section Should Have Them. If Not Send A Pm To Shelleyd2008 And See If She Can Hook You Up.