Big quail from big eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pippy, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Pippy

    Pippy Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2013
    I have a quail that lays unusually big eggs for quail eggs. I'm wondering if I save a bunch of those and hatch them, will they turn out bigger quail who will in turn lay bigger eggs? Or are the quails randomly laying bigger eggs every now and then?

    FYI - I have 4 hens that just starting laying a little more regularly. Don't know which one is laying the big eggs.
  2. Chicken-Farmer

    Chicken-Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2012
    In my experience the really large eggs don't hatch well. I have a few hens that lay large eggs, most turn out to be double Yolkers. I wish it was as easy as big egg = big bird, but it is not in my experience.


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