What lays eggs daily?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by EliteTempleton, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I got some Chickens last spring, mostly because I wanted my own source of eggs. That has gone fairly well.

    Thing is my wife does not like Chicken, meaning the flavor of it. Basically because as a kid her mom would make it often and did not cook it properly so she associates the flavor with a rawish chicken taste. [​IMG]

    I started reading about Quail in here, I had no idea they laid eggs daily, how cool is that? [​IMG]

    So I am thinking when its time to replace my flock I will get a different type of bird so she can eat the meat as well as the eggs.

    So... what else lays eggs daily?

    Also, while I am interested in all birds that do lay daily for future reference, for the moment I've only got half an acre smack in the middle of a city where my secret hens hideout, so noisy or highly noticeable birds need not apply. [​IMG]
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Coturnix quail....they are rarely audibly noisey (they peep, and yelk but it's not loud at all, and the males call evne though unique isn't loud anywhere near a roosters call or guinea fowl screams).

    Their eggs are delicious and their meat is my new favorite meat to eat...if I could eatit once a week as a dinner I surely would! I may be able to get my wish next year (spring/summer) but for now I just have breeders.

    I vote (for you) coturnix quail...but then again i AM bias ha ha!


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    you could even just buy hens (coturnix quail hens), that way you dont' have to have the males courting calls calling out and neighbors hearing....taht way your hens will pretty much sound like birds at a feeder. And when you needmore quail just order more hatching eggs, and at 4 weeks cull the males for meat and keep select females for egg laying. [​IMG] let me rephrase the 4 weeks cull thing...lol...at 4 weeks you can sex the birds (by breast color) and then 2-4 weeks later you can cull the males for freezer use he he.

    4 weeks to sex (i reccomend getting jumbo browns or jumbo goldens--easier to sex at 4 weeks A &M quails are very hard to sex you have to wait until they call which could be up to 8 weeks in spring/summer months, or if you hatched eggs now you'd have to wait until spring/summer before you'd ever hear the male call (esp if you plan to leave htem outdoors, if you keep them indoors the males will start calling at 6-8 weeks old as it will feel like breeding season to them inside).

    6-8 weeks to egg laying daily [​IMG]

    by the way not all quail lay eggs daily, the only two i personally know of that lay daily is coturnix, and button quail, bobwhite may, but i am not sure, and they are very skiddish birds and probably require a permit in your state, and they have a very obvious call "Bob white!" LOL
     
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  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    I second that! Coturnix are a great choice.
    If you like ducks, Wesh Harlequins are another very good choice! They lay like crazy and produce nice large, rich eggs that are superior for baking with! Also there is a good bit of meat on the birds so perhaps you might want to have some of each for a variety of fowl to have for the table as well as eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:are harlequins quiet duckies? *curious* [​IMG]
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    They are not especially vocal, no. I'd say they are a nice bird to have in most settings.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:cool [​IMG] I'd love some call ducks, but i've heard people say they are extreemly loud (which makes sense since that's what they were bred for is to call lol)...i still want them but im sure its a noise im going to have to get used to [​IMG] they're just too cute [​IMG]
     
  7. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] It was your thread that got me interested in the first place!

    Figured I should explore the options and see if any other surprises were out there.

    It's starting to look like I will want an order of eggs from you sometime though. [​IMG]
     
  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    I have had Snowy, buff, blue and tuxedo calls before. I loved them dearly! Too cute!!! I loved the Snowies best and the W. H.'s remind me alot of a larger version of them [​IMG] Beautiful to look at!
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Pheasants,Quails,Turkeys. All lay every day,but most are spring layers, so you may need to add light.

    Even chicken will start laying every other day after they get older, so younger birds are best for egg production.
     
  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:[​IMG] It was your thread that got me interested in the first place!

    Figured I should explore the options and see if any other surprises were out there.

    It's starting to look like I will want an order of eggs from you sometime though. [​IMG]

    ha ha well thank you for taking interest in my post/thread I really appreciate you checking it out and it making you interested in them! [​IMG]

    Quail are really the only birds i can think of that lay daily that aren't overly loud (even a hen chickens scared warning call "bagawk!" is much louder than a coturnix quail males call...so sound wise, id' still say coturnix, egg wise, i think it's like 5 coturnix eggs equals one large chicken egg....but they are delishious and worth it IMO.

    I can't wait for spring when i have way too many eggs, and still too many to even sell that i can enjoy some for breakfast...soo good! But im mainly breeding for hatching egg production so if you are interested in buying from me that's great would love to help! [​IMG]
     

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