|I love the little carton she mailed the eggs in. Quail eggs are so beautifully marked.|
|The quail eggs in my incubator. The "x" and "o" are marked on them so I can be sure to turn them properly.|
Even though the eggs are so tiny, they are still great little eggs to eat. It takes several of these eggs to equal one chicken egg when it comes to eating but quail eggs are a lot better nutritionally than a chicken egg. In fact one quail egg has 4 times the nutritional value of one chicken egg. So, if you have to eat 4 quail eggs to equal one chicken egg, you get a lot more protein because one quail egg has 13% protein and one chicken egg only has 11% protein. Factor in that a quail egg has 3 times the amount of B1 and 5 times the amount of iron and potassium and that they are actually rich in calcium too, you can see why quail would be a natural choice for a homestead, especially preppers. They are small, nutritionally rich and could be considered the "rabbit" of the bird world.