What does a coturnix egg weigh?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sushi, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently got a couple dozen coturnix hatching eggs, but they look quite large to me. Can anyone tell me what the avg weight of a regular sized coturnix egg would be? Do the Jumbo coturnix lay a larger egg?
     
  2. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    My chart of egg weights says to figure 9 grams for a quail egg. That's about average for those I"ve had, too, though I've had some monstrous ones that weight much more and of course those that weigh a bit less.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Regular Vs Jumbo Really Doesnt Have That Big A Role In Egg Sizes So Much.... More Like Hen Age... The Older Gals Lay Bigger Eggs
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I compared bunch of quail coturnix jumbo eggs ( but do not pay too much attention to "jumbo"or not jumbo since they all very day by day, hen by hen) to chicken large eggs each pretty close to 3 oz.

    It takes 4 to 5 coturnix to equal 1 large chicken egg by weigh.

    So 3 oz equals about 85 grams, then you have coturnix eggs varying from 17 g to 21 g a piece depending on size.

    I take 15 coturnix eggs to make me scrambled breakfast eggs.
     
  5. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotten a lot of large, double yolk eggs from hens that just started laying. ( It sounds funny to call any quail eggs "large") My eggs vary in size greatly. I'm getting one and a half to two dozen most days.
     
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  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    10 average size coturnix eggs weighs around 4 oz.. So my best guess is somewhere between .35 and .40+ oz.. Yes you can get monster size eggs (Usually double yolk) and jelly bean (Starter) eggs from time to time, but after the hens mature, they will lay pretty constant weight eggs.

    The larger the hen, the larger the egg, usually, but don't count on it [​IMG]
    I have hatched some very large birds from some very average/smallish eggs.
     
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  7. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:That is "Normal" my friend. When they first start laying, anything goes.
    After they get some age on them...they lay a pretty consistent size egg.
     
  8. Sushi

    Sushi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bobwhites started laying and the eggs are smaller than the coturnix eggs. Each bob egg weighs 9 grams. The cotunix eggs are about 12-14 grams.
    Is this typical?
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YES MOST SPECES OF BOB LAY AN EGG THAT IS SMALLER THAN TYPICAL COTURNIX EGGS
     
  10. MobyQuail

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    I have been weighing both our chicken eggs and quail eggs before incubation for the past few weeks.
    Our barred rock and rhode island hens eggs vary from 55-65 grams, weighed about 30 of them.
    The last ~20 Coturnix Quail eggs are averaging around 10.5 grams, my biggest quail hen is ~250 grams, she is white and we suspect A&M.
    we also have what I was told is an Italian trio, now I am thinking politiquail correct term is manchurian? they are younger and smaller in size, but laying exact same size eggs as the white gals.
    my simple observations, very new to Quail.
     

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