I got some questions about quail eggs.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jeslewmazer, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    I'm wondering.... how long quail eggs stay good in the refrigerator? what is the best way to crack the eggs for frying? I seem to have a problem with the shell flaking and the membrane being a little tough. And as far as fertility.... is there a season for this and do I have to check the males or eggs to see? If so, what would be the best way too do this? I don't know if it matters but mine are Coturnix.
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Quail eggs are no different from chicken eggs and will stay fresh in the frig for a few weeks. Yes, quail have do have a tough skin on the inside! There is some sort of tool you can buy on line to crack open quail eggs...I think in some old post someone posted a pick. But you have to crack them open no different than a regular egg. And hard boiled quail eggs are a real BEAR to peel! LOL

    Most quail are seasonal layers, which means they lay when there is enough light and warmth...late spring to early fall. You can add light and heat to them to get them lay during the winter. 14 to 16 hours of light will stimulate them to get laying this time of year. [​IMG]
     
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    What's with the double post!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    I found a cutter on line. I need to order one myself! lol...

    In the meanwhile... I just give them a good hard wack on the edge of the counter like you would a chicken egg.

    Here's the link...

    http://www.jbprince.com/garde-manger/quail-egg-cutter.asp

    One trick with hard boiled, is to take them as soon as cool enough to handle, but still kinda hot, and smash both ends , then submerge in very icy water for a few minutes. It really makes a big diff. and they peel pretty easy after that. The trick is to get the shell open just enough to get the ice water in and let sit for a bit before peeling.

    Good luck !
    They're great little eggs once you start getting them!
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Thanks! That is a big help. Now I know that is not just me. [​IMG]
     

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