Quail Eggs

Texas A&M Quail Eggs

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$3.49

Qty: Min:  12

Price

Qty Discounts New Price
12-24$3.49 25-49$1.99 50-74$1.59 75-99$1.29 100+$0.99

Texas A&M Quail Eggs Details

Texas A & M Quail are a large breed of quail and weigh between 12 and 14 ounces at maturity. They are a variety of Cortunix Quail, and they are primarily raised for production reasons, mostly for meat production. The Texas A & M Quail is the result of a university breeding program with a goal of producing the ultimate production quail breed.

Texas A & M Quail have light meat (not all white though) and light skin and are easy to butcher and clean. They are also fast growing; it takes about 8 week for them to reach 12 ounces in optimal conditions.

The Texas A & M Quail hens start laying eggs earlier than most other quail, and the eggs are of high quality and are in high demand. Quail are great options for urban farms and provide a nice avenue of income for urban farms. When compared to chickens, quail are perfect for the urban food production setting - the males are quiet, they are small in general and require less space and make less mess, and their eggs and meat are in high demand of gourmet chefs.

Texas A & M Quail should be fed a game bird or turkey starter. As with all animals, they need access to fresh, clean water at all times. Texas A & M Quail also have been proven to do very well when raised organically as well.

For hatching eggs, you will need to have either an incubator or a broody bantam hen. We recommend a styrofoam tabletop style incubator for your first time hatching eggs, and we recommend an automatic turner for 12 or more eggs. As quail eggs are smaller than most other poultry species, you will also need a special quail-size rack or quail-size cups for the automatic turner.

Incubation Time: Texas A & M Quail Hatching Eggs will hatch in about 18 days.

Temperature/Humidity: Texas A & M 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 3 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 fully come 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.


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