Quail and Quail Eggs

Rendezvous Farm raises Pharaoh (Cortunix) quail and usually maintains two groups of 15 breeding birds, 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.  Throughout the life of Rendezvous Farm quail, they never receive any added hormones, steroids, antibiotics.  Live quail are 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 collected daily and packaged by the dozen and refrigerated for sale 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.