Japanese Coturnix Hatching Eggs


Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs are also known as Japanese Quail Hatching Eggs. Both names refer to a species of birds similar to chickens and Pheasants, which were historically kept as pets, and singing birds, making them popular as house pets, today.

A large selection of Coturnix Quail Hatching Eggs is available. For more information and photos, please check out the listings, below:

44+ Fertile Coturnix Japanese Quail Hatching Eggs For Incubation

44+ Fertile Coturnix Japanese Quail Hatching Eggs For Incubation

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$16.00
$28.00
18h 34m
22+ Fertile Coturnix Japanese Quail Hatching Eggs for Incubation

22+ Fertile Coturnix Japanese Quail Hatching Eggs for Incubation

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$10.00
$16.00
18h 42m
216 Jumbo Brown Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching

216 Jumbo Brown Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching

- $85.00 4d 8h 23m
162 Jumbo Brown Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching

162 Jumbo Brown Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching

- $65.00 4d 8h 27m

Japanese Coturnix Quail


A resident of East Asia the Japanese Coturnix Quail are a migratory species. They have been found to breed in Manchuria, southeastern Siberia and northern Japan. But they spend their winters in southern Japan, Korea and southern China.

Habitat

These birds prefer to reside in grasslands or cultivated fields. Wherever they are found, they are in large numbers.

Features

The Japanese Coturnix Quail has a speckled yellow-brown plumage. There is a white strip just above the eye. The length of a fully grown adult is about 8 inch which makes them one of the smaller varieties of quails. The young Japanese Coturnix Quails are yellowish in color and would have a few brown stripes on their body. Once the chicks come out of the eggs after hatching they will weigh as little as 6 to 7 grams but soon gain weight rapidly over the next few days. The birds develop flying weathers when they are about four weeks old. A fully grown adult male will weigh anything between 100 gm and 140 gm. The female birds are slightly larger and will weigh 120-160 gm.

One can sex the birds when they are about three weeks old. The male birds by this time develop special cinnamon colored feathers on their chest which is not present in females. However this is not always the surest way to tell as many of the males donít develop such feathers even they are full grown.

Breeding

To be successful in breeding quails you will have to be careful from the very first phase. So your work starts from the pre-incubation stage when the eggs are collected. Collect eggs at least twice daily, and more frequently during summers. Be careful in handling the eggs as these are thin shelled and can easily break. Keep the eggs in a clean environment and at room temperature. Transfer the eggs to the incubator within 7 days of them being laid.

The incubation period of Japanese Coturnix Quail eggs is about 16 to 18 days. While placing the eggs on the tray make sure that the larger end faces upward. Also since the eggs are smaller than those of chicken eggs you may need to order a different sized tray. Before placing the eggs in the incubator bring the temperature inside the incubator up to 99.5 degree Fahrenheit. Keep turning the eggs frequently for the first 14 days. Just before hatching lower the temperature by a degree.

Uses

Japanese quails are a dual purpose bird and both their eggs and meat are valued. Many quail breeders would rear them in brooder cages. These can be as little as a day old to some more mature quails of the age of four weeks. The quails need to be kept under strong lights which produce enough heat for the quails to remain healthy. The lights have to be left on all night as they are perfect for stimulating the birds to lay eggs. They have to be fed thrice a day. A female quail can start laying eggs since they are four weeks old and this will continue till they are about a year old.