Pharaoh Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs are wonderful alternative production birds for small farms and even urban farmsteads. Coturnix Quail are one of the smallest of all quail breeds, but they are super fast-growing, and mature by 6 weeks of age. They can start laying eggs at 7 weeks of age and can lay over 300 eggs per year. They are also good choices for meat production, and their meat is particularly sought after by chefs. Pharaoh Coturnix Quail are a truly great choice for urban settings and can successfully contribute to the profitability of a small-scale quail business.
Jumbo Pharaoh Coturnix will grow to 8-14 ounces.
Despite their small size, Pharaoh Coturnix Quail are hardy and easy to care for. Their feed demands are relatively low, and they are quiet and calm. Pharaoh Coturnix Quail are originally from Japan and were first brought into the U.S. in the mid-1800s.
Incubation Time: The wonderful speckled eggs of Pharaoh Coturnix Quail take 17 days to incubate.
Temperature/Humidity: Pharaoh Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs will hatch best at 99.75 degrees F, decreasing to 99 degrees F during the final three days of incubation. Humidity should be kept at 55% until day 14 when it should be raised to 65% until the chicks hatch. Turning the eggs 3 times a day for the first 14 days is a solid practice. After day 14, stop turning the eggs.