What can I do with quail egg? ( Apart from pickling ).

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cluckcluckluke, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    We have 5 quails ( not sure how many hens and roos ) that are pets.
    They have just started laying really well coming into Summer and we want to know what to do with them.
    We have 29 chickens so get enough eating eggs.

    Any ideas? ( Apart from eating and pickling ).
  2. SeptemberQuail

    SeptemberQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2012
    Well, you could;
    (Just some ideas.)

    - Use it in cooking, as a substitute for chicken eggs. 5 quail egg = 1 chicken egg
    - Boil it and feed it to the quail for extra protein. (Adults like it, chicks love it, especially the yolk.)
    - Use the boiled eggshell, crush it up and feed it to the quail, for calcium. (My quail love it. Don't use raw eggshells, it could have salmonella. )
    - Use them for Easter eggs.
    - Sell them for profit. Quail eggs are very healthy and have great health benefits! People with egg allergies can eat quail eggs.
    - Give them away as presents.

    The second and third option are pretty much giving back the eggs to the quail. Haha.
    Also, I think you'd better find out how many roo's you have as if there is more than one roo surrounded by a few ladies, there's going to be a fight, and they'll keep fighting until one's gone.

    You can either feather sex (if they're brown or roux dilute), females should have spots, on their chests, and a males chest should be bright orange. You can also vent sex. Females butts are bigger after they lay an egg, a male's butt will produce some foamy stuff if you squish around it (yucky, heh).
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2013
  3. Weirdness555

    Weirdness555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2013
    They make great omelettes :) If you have dogs or other pets that will eat them...? We know someone with ferrets who says they are good for ferrets because they have a greater ratio of yolk to white, and apparently too much white is bad for ferrets.

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