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:

48 Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching High Hatch Rate NO GMO

48 Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching High Hatch Rate NO GMO

- $39.95 6d 15h 23m
24 + 6 Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese) Quail  Eggs for Hatching High Hatch  NO GMO

24 + 6 Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching High Hatch NO GMO

- $24.95 12d 4h 57m
12  Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese) Quail  Eggs for Hatching High Hatch  NO GMO

12 Jumbo Coturnix (Japanese) Quail Eggs for Hatching High Hatch NO GMO

- $13.99 16d 4h 41m
30+ Japanese Quail Hatching Eggs

30+ Japanese Quail Hatching Eggs

- $20.00 29d 5h 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.


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


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.


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.


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.