We have a network of farmers selling fertile eggs for hatching. We provide contacts of these suppliers to our customers as a value addition after buying an incubator. We have severally repeated that you need a KWS licence to start quail farming. Visit their offices at Keren for more details. We always advise these suppliers to sell the freshest hatching eggs that are not older than 5 days. The common breed in Kenya is Coturnix Quai. If you are supplying fertile quail eggs please leave a comment here with your contact details
|7 to 28
|Circulated Air incubators: 99 3/4 degrees F; 84 to 86 degrees F wet bulb, reduce during last week of incubation.
|California Valley Quail
|10 to 14 eggs
|Buff/cream with brown spots
|Incubation as in Bobwhite.
|6 to 19 eggs
|Pale buff to white with moderate pink/brown spots
|Lower humidity than two above species, wet bulb of 83 F; hens will lay several clutches in captivity, reports of 50 eggs per hen are not uncommon.
|8 to 14 eggs
|Pale Buff to cream, light spotting.
|Humidity: 82 to 84 degrees F wet bulb.
|8 to 12 eggs
|Humidity as in Scaled; chicks may not start eating on their own. Also known as Benson or Douglas Quail.
|6 to 16 eggs
|Keep wet bulb at 82 degrees F; chicks will need help to learn to eat.
|6 to 15
|Pale buff to cream, no spotting
|Wet Bulb of 82 to 84 degrees F.
|Chinese Painted Quail
|Brown, mottled with black
|Very tiny chicks, can slip through 1/2 inch hardware cloth; better known as the Button Quail.
|8 to 13 eggs in the wild; captive hens known to lay over 100 eggs in a season.
|As in above species.
|Also known as the Pharaoh Quail and Migratory Quail; commercially raised for meat and eggs.