Best quail for eggs to eat?

Jarhead

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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?
 

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!!
 

Jarhead

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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
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JJMR794

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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...
 

JJMR794

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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.
 

Jarhead

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So who has eggs for me?
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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.
 

JJMR794

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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.
 

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