We started raising Coturnix quail just a few months ago and are learning a lot as we go. They’re beautiful birds. Coturnix Quail are a great alternative to raising chickens in an urban homestead environment, and are a great addition for eggs and meat.
If you’re interested in learning more about Urban Quail-Keeping, this book is a great read!
These birds are very efficient. A hen can start laying at less than two months old and will produce about an egg a day. Not only are these eggs beautiful, but they are almost identical in taste to chicken eggs. They make great hors de oeuvres and are beautiful boiled and sliced in half for salads.
Quail eggs make the cutest mini Deviled Eggs!
…and look at these pretty little eggs…
Here’s the size difference between quail eggs and chicken eggs…
It takes about 3 quail eggs to equal 1 chicken egg. We are raising them for their meat and eggs. I know, I know…but we’re doin’ it!