Oh, yet another animal to incorporate into our self-sufficient ranch someday! Check out the info below the pic! Thanks to How to Raise Quail for the statistics.
Incubation period: 18 daysHumidity for incubator: 50 - 60%Move to hatcher/stop turning: 14 daysMatures at: 8 weeksBenefits of raising: Fast-growing, easy to raise and the largest of the Coturnix varieties. These birds make great meat production birds or egg-layers. The eggs are more round in shape and can be hard to fit into quail egg trays, however.Size/Weight: 14+ ouncesBreeding Ratio: 20 females to 5 males in one pen seems to be a great ratio.Special Needs: Very few, these are fairly easy, laid-back to birds to raise who are hardy and seem to have very little problems.