There are 28 quail eggs in a regular egg carton
A closer look at the eggs
The eggs in the incubator. We’d like to eventually get trays specifically for quail eggs, but for now, the chicken egg ones work well enough.
The eggs are all really small – about the size of a quarter. It takes about 5 quail eggs to equal one chicken egg if you’re going to eat them or cook with them. Stephen and I crack up about eating a 10 egg omelet, but they really are that tiny.
It’s pretty interesting. Our quail actually lay better than our chickens. We have 3 quail hens and one rooster, and all three hens usually lay every day. 21 eggs a week is not bad at all. When you add that to the fact that a quail is mature in 6 weeks and should be laying by 8 weeks. . .even better. We already had the housing for them and most of their requirements are similar to that of chickens. It works out well. The eggs in the incubator should hatch out some time in the middle of this week. I’m hoping to post some pictures when they hatch.