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?
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Any Color Of Coturnix Will Be Your Best Layers. Under Ideal Conditions They Can Crank Out Upwards Of 300 Eggs Per Hen Per Year.
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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.