Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail are considered one of the fastest-growing and largest of all quail, bred specifically for attaining a large size. At maturity, these quail have been reported to weigh up to 14 ounces. Jumbo Browns are very solid production birds and are especially efficient for the small farm, homesteads, or even urban farms. They are mainly raised as alternative meat that can be raised quickly in a small space and with efficient feed usage.
Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail meat is in high demand by upscale restaurants and gourmet grocery stores. And quail eggs are also very marketable. In optimal conditions, the Jumbo Browns can go from hatching to the table in 8 to 10 weeks, and they start laying eggs at about 6 weeks old. Quality meat, fast maturity, and quick reproduction are all reasons why these Jumbo Browns are such production birds.
Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail are also attractive birds, plump in stature and with full, earthy brown coloring. Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail will do well on a game bird or turkey starter feed; they also do very well when reared organically.
Incubation Time: Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs will hatch in about 18 days.
Temperature/Humidity: Jumbo Brown Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs will hatch best if incubated at 100 degrees F, decreasing to 98.5 degrees F during the final three days of incubation. Humidity should be kept at 45-55% until day 14 when it should be raised to 55-65% until the chicks hatch. Turning the eggs three times a day for the first 14 days is a solid practice. After day 14, stop turning the eggs.
Special Incubation Notes: Start up your incubator 2-3 days before your eggs are due to arrive. This gives your incubator time to come fully to temperature and to stabilize humidity levels. It is also a good practice to let your newly arrived eggs rest at room temperature for about 12 hours before placing them in an incubator. Place them large side up in a clean and dry egg carton. Incubators should be kept in a room with a constant even temperature and out of the sun.