Jumbo Pharaoh Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs. Ready for incubation.
This listing is for 24 Jumbo Pharaoh (Egyptian) Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs. My eggs come fresh from the nests within 24 hours of shipping. I never wash my eggs since that promotes bacterial contamination inside the shell. Soiled eggs are discarded, and eggs for shipping are checked for cracks and candled to ensure quality. I never sell old or damaged eggs. These are beautiful birds and among the largest variety of quail. At maturity, some will weigh near one pound (16oz). The females are a but larger than the males, typically.
Please know the dangers of purchasing hatching eggs online. USPS is not gentle with shipments, despite the fragile stickers on the packages. Parcels that are damaged may have reduced hatching rates. Eggs are packed in shipping foam, wrapped in bubble wrap, and surrounded by packing peanuts. Rest assured, I take no chances!
If you haven't raised quail before, then you are in for a treat! They are quiet, even when they crow. They are friendly, and begin laying eggs in just 8 weeks! There are a few things to note if you are a first-time hatcher:
1. Low protein starter should be ground in a food processor until it resembles a coarse powder. These birds are super tiny when they hatch, with high mortality rates, so grinding their food makes it more accessible to them. They will struggle to eat regular crumbles. You should grind their food for the first two weeks.
2. These birds drown easily during the first two weeks. It might as well be in their job description. Put marbles into the water dish. They will still be able to drink by dipping their beaks between the marbles, but this way they cannot fall in. And they will try. Believe me.
3. Quail need space to live, but not as much as most birds. Plan on a minimum of one square foot per bird.
4. These little dudes can jump! Don't be surprised if you open your brooder during the first week and several try to make a break for it.
Please review the pictures above. All the photos are my own. Rest assured, these eggs come from a healthy flock of well-fed, clean quail. The eggs will be shipped in medium density foam, wrapped in bubble wrap, and surrounded by packing peanuts to help ensure a safe arrival. If you have questions regarding this item, just let me know.
Thanks for looking!