Quail and Quail Eggs

Rendezvous Farm raises standard and giant size Pharaoh (Cortunix) quail.  Rendezvous Farm maintains two groups of 15 breeding birds in each size, collecting a week’s worth of eggs and incubating 120 at a time.  After 17 to 18 days incubation the chicks hatch and are moved to a warm brooder where they receive the required warm temperatures for their first four weeks.  At the end of four weeks the birds are moved to rearing pens for three more weeks before processing.  Pharaoh quail must remain penned to protect them from predators.  They are also migratory and if released would fly off to distant lands.  Pharaoh quail do not return to a coop each evening like chickens and would become a quick meal for many species of day time and night time predator.  Once processed, the standard sized birds are aged for one to two days and offered for sale fresh.  They are then packaged four or six to a vacuum sealed bag and frozen.  The largest of our giant breed birds are packaged  processed whole in pairs or threes suitable for stuffing.  The smaller giant breed birds are processed split down the back for grilling or frying and sold in packages of four.  We can always package according to your order instructions when received by processing day.  Throughout the life of Rendezvous Farm quail, they never receive any added hormones, steroids, antibiotics.  Live quail are also available at various times of the year if you need some to start your own flock.

Quail eggs come in various sizes. A standard egg is in the middle with a giant on the right.

Quail eggs come in various sizes. A standard egg is in the middle with a giant on the right.

A batch of 120 quail eggs are ready for the incubator. A 50% hatch rate is considered good.

A batch of 120 quail eggs are ready for the incubator. A 50% hatch rate is considered good.

Rendezvous Farm quail eggs are bagged and sold by the dozen. They make great appetizers!

Rendezvous Farm quail eggs are bagged and sold by the dozen. They make great appetizers!

Our quail are raised in humane pens off the ground to protect them from predators and parasites.

Our quail are raised in humane pens off the ground to protect them from predators and parasites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Quail eggs are also available in both standard and giant size.  They are collected daily and packaged by the dozen and refrigerated for sale at Image Grafx  in Edinburg, Mowry Orchard in Woodstock, The Archwood Green Barns Farmer’s Market May – October and from the farm.  Eggs for hatching are also available.  Just give us a call and tell us what you need.  We will collect for up to six days unrefrigerated for your incubator.