Eggs for hatching
Many farms not only offer quail for sale but also offer a line of fertile hatching quail eggs. Often these farms have incubators for sale as well as other supplies to help you get started. Starter Kits can occasionally be found as well.
Incubating quail eggs is no small chore. You will need to be prepared to turn eggs every day and tend to the eggs and then later to the chicks for several weeks.
To truly learn about incubating quail eggs and hatching quail eggs, nothing is better than a good book. See our list of recommended reading.
Eggs for consumption
Quail eggs can be eaten just like “regular” eggs.
The good news is that quail eggs are healthy. Compared to regular eggs, quail eggs have are very rich in good cholesterol known as HDL. They are also packed with vitamins, much more so that chicken eggs. Quail eggs are rich in vitamin B1, vitamin A and vitamin B2, iron and potassium.
Quail eggs are much smaller than chicken eggs and a person can eat 4 or 5 in one sitting.
How to cook quail eggs
Once you have found some quail eggs for sale it is time to try to cook them. One way to enjoy these eggs is to boil them. As the eggs are much smaller than regular chicken eggs, the cooking time is shorter. Here is a general rule of thumb for quail egg cooking times.
- Runny yolk – about 2 minutes
- Soft boiled – about 2 and ½ minutes.
- Medium boiled -3 minutes
- Hard boiled quail egg – 4 minutes.
Quail eggs can also be poached and baked. Why not try out your favorite omelet recipe but swap out yours with quail eggs. We will soon be offering a great quail recipe book.
Where to buy your eggs?
When purchasing quail eggs there are few factors you will want to take into consideration. Most outfits that have quail for sale, also have quail eggs for sale. You can try a few different sources initially and then stick with a producer that has proven to excel at hatching quail eggs and delivering quality eggs on time. Incubating quail eggs well requires attention to detail and we personally usually shy away from buying eggs on Ebay unless we have an established business relationship with that particular producer or seller.
We will soon be rating several companies who offer quail eggs for sale and quail for sale. We publish our findings and recommendations here in our own quail guide. If you are interested in the results of our investigation, you can check in here again later or simply add your email address below and we will email you our guide and keep you up to date with the quail industry.