Quail Egg Fertility Rate

If you are breeding quail and incubating their eggs it is important to keep a record of fertility and to calculate the percentage fertility because this will help in evaluating incubation and breeding efficiency.

Calculating Fertility

The percentage of fertility is the percentage of fertile eggs of all the eggs produced.

% fertility = number of fertile eggs/number of total eggs produced or set.

Quail Egg Fertility November 2007

27 fertile quail eggs divided by 42 quail eggs in the incubator = 64% fertility.

This is a reasonable fertility rate for this time of the year as the male quail‘s fertility is effected by cold temperatures, thus breeding quail in November when the weather is colder can effect the fertility rate of the eggs.

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Quail, Past and Present (Gold Cockerel)

  1. Hi Sara.
    Just wondering.
    Are quail a meat bird?
    Are you raising them to eat?
    Are they sold as pets?
    How many do you have?
    Dito for the guinea fowl.
    From Diane

    Comment by Diane – December 4, 2007 @ 4:11 pm

  2. Hi Diane,
    Quail are layers but meat birds aswell. We aim to raise them for their eggs and will probably use some males for meat. we may also sell male and females for breeding if we get larger numbers. we have 23 at the moment. We have 29 guinea fowl now. we raise the guinea fowl for eggs and meat. Next year I intend to sell the eggs for hatching as well as to the locals in our village.
    It’s all exciting stuff.
    Thanks for an excellent comment and your regular visits to my site.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – December 4, 2007 @ 5:57 pm