Anyone eat Coturnix quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Hoover67, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six Coturnix eggs in the incubator at the moment. I was researching on-line about the care of these birds. One site said they were delicious. They seem very small but if they really lay one egg a day then you could use them for eggs. Sort of bothers me though. ?????? Why doesn't it bother me to eat the chicken eggs????? Hmmm.

    Michele
     
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably because you were raised on chicken eggs and quail eggs are "new".

    I plan on eating my quail eggs. Some people pickle them and LOVE them. It just takes more quail eggs to do something than chicken eggs, obviously. Some people like to make quail eggs into snacks(fancy word is hoursderves, I know I probably murdered it) because of their conventiant bite size.

    -Kim
     
  3. starshrike

    starshrike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail eggs are tasty, they have more flavor than chicken eggs in my book. I think I read somewhere they *might* (don't take my word) be in some ways healthier. I eat mine usually hardboiled. I know in Japanese cuisine it's a delicacy as a 'Quail egg shooter' ie raw egg, and I'm sure sunny side up would be great.
     
  4. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
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    It takes four quail eggs to cover a piece of toast. I havent eaten them- I dont like eggs, lol- however, I have made them for my kids who think it is neat.

    My husband says they taste fine. Have fun. I only have one female- she doesnt lay every day but more like every other day or so. I got a couple double yolkers from her, also (bonus! Only need three then to cover a piece of toast).
     
  5. Hoover67

    Hoover67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! I sure hope some of them hatch. I only have six in the bater! I may need to pick up some more if I can get over the fact. One of my dear sons was rolling on the floor laughing about eating button quail eggs. He was tickled at the picture of himself trying to crack the egg into the frying pan![​IMG]
     
  6. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Ive had picked quail eggs before they are yummy
     
  7. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    We mostly pickle ours and they are very good. If you aren't in a hurry for breakfast you can crack a bunch and make an omlet. They almost have a slight sweet taste to them.

    Steve in NC
     
  8. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our quail are really good layers and I get an egg from just about everyone of the girls everyday. Boy those eggs add up quick! We eat the eggs as omlettes, hard boiled, pickled, and pickled with pickled beets. They are wonderful. An old timer told me they have less cholesterol, but I have not researched that to be sure. If I have an overload of them, I just boil them up, mash them with potato masher (shell and all) and feed them back to the chickens and quail as a treat. Not only do they get the added protein, but they get the added calcium from the shell. Also, anytime I crack eggs, quail or otherwise, I wash the shell and let them dry good and crush them and sprinkle in the chicken food for added calcium. [​IMG]

    Lisa [​IMG]
     
  9. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yolk has a stronger flavor I usually make 4-6 eggs for my breakfast sandwhich, cortunix quail eggs don't have the bad cholesterol like chicken eggs also.
     
  10. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Well I have duck eggs, chicken eggs and quail eggs. Most of my family could care less about the quail or the duck they just want chicken eggs. But my sister in law bless her heart. Her family loves the quail eggs and they prefer them. They come and say nicely got any quail eggs. I say I sure do ! How many do you want. I am going to pickle them and give as gifts for Christmas.
     

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