Best quail for eggs to eat?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Jarhead, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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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!!
     
  4. oldchickenman

    oldchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my jumbo Coturnix lay double yoke eggs too i cooked some up yesterday found about 8 double yoke eggs kids love the little eggs.
     
  5. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like Jumbos are the way to go. Now I gotta get to work on a home for them. Then get some hatching eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    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...
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  8. Jarhead

    Jarhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So who has eggs for me? [​IMG] I think I came up with a way to make an awesome home attached to the chicken coop with minimal effort, by using and expanding 4 nest boxes the hens never use. Should be able to get 8sqft out of it + there is outside access for cleaning.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  10. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why couldnt they be in the same coop but a cage within? I've seen other members do that with no problems?
     

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