Standard Japanese Coturnix Quail are the perfect addition to your backyard flock! Due to their small size, Coturnix Quail require much less space than when raising chickens, and a quail pen can easily be setup in the backyard or on a deck. Despite their small stature, female Coturnix Quail are excellent egg layers. Female Coturnix are just as prolific an egg layer as their chicken counterparts, producing a rich and flavorful egg! Adult birds grow to be 10-12 oz. Sold as assorted variety only.
Benefits of adding Coturnix Quail to your flock:
- Easy to raise, beginner friendly
- Require little space
- Excellent egg producers
- Flavor-packed eggs
Caring for Your Quail Chicks:
It is important to remember your quail chicks will be very small. This means they can
easily drown in a standard chick waterer, Only use waterers made specifically for quail
chicks or a nipple waterer.
0 - 3 Weeks:
Temperature - Your quail chicks will need a brooder or heat lamp. The heat directly beneath
the brooder/lamp should be 100°F while the surrounding area should be 95°F. Maintain this
temperature for their first 7 days, while dropping 1-degree Fahrenheit each day after as long as
chicks show healthiness.
Nutritional Needs - Young quail chicks need a 28% Game bird or Turkey Starter with
Amprolium. This feed must be in small enough crumbles that the quail chicks can easily
consume. A food processor may be used to grind the feed into smaller crumbles. Do NOT feed
your quails chicken feed!
3 - 6 Weeks:
Temperature - Once your quail have mostly feathered out, their brooder/heat lamp may be
removed. Your quail will still need to be kept at around 70 - 75°F at first. Drop the temperature
1-2 degrees daily until you have reached the temperature of where the birds will be permanently
Nutritional Needs - At this stage in your quails development, they will need access to a 22%
game bird grower feed. Again, make sure the crumble or pellets are small enough for your birds
to properly consume. Do NOT feed your quails chicken feed!
Light for Egg Production - At 6-8 weeks of age your female Coturnix Quail will begin laying
eggs. Your birds should have access to ample light, whether natural or artificial, to promote egg
Meat Production - Males Coturnix Quail are excellent for meat production. Males can be
processed at 8 weeks of age.
Nutritional Needs - Maintain your quail’s health with a diet of 19-21% Breeder or Grower
Maintenance Feed. Regular crumble or mini-pellets are acceptable as long as the feed is small
enough for your quail to consume. Do NOT feed your quails chicken feed!
Space Required - If raising an all female flock, make sure to have at least 46 square inches per
bird. If raising a breeding flock, birds will require 64 square inches per bird.
These products being sold are live chicks or eggs.
- Our live chicks are shipped as soon as they are hatched.
- Availability of this item does not mean it ships immediately.
- This means that we are still taking orders for the season and that your order will be placed in line for the next available shipment.
- You will receive an email with your shipment date.