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Edible eggs

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  1. RPun
    Member

    Hi eyeryone,
    I was just wondering... I have some male and female japanese quails in an aviary, and somebody I was speaking to said that as long as the female wasn't 'randy' you could eat the eggs, even though they may have been fertilised.
    Is this true?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Hi Jane,
    Quail eggs are edible as long as you collect them freshly laid everyday. Japanese quail eggs if fertilised take approx 17 days to hatch and will only do so if the female sits on the eggs or they are incubated, so if the quail lays the egg and you collect the egg and store them as you would any other egg then they can be eaten.
    They are delicious. Great hard boiled with salad, or made into mini scotch eggs. You can use them the same as other eggs so you can fry them soft boil, poach or scramble etc.
    Enjoy
    Kind regards
    sara @ farmingfriends

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. RPun
    Member

    Great. Thank you!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. Mama
    Member

    Hello RPun, I can say yes to quail eggs they are so delicious. I don't know why but more so than any other egg I have tasted. I thought it was the male that was ( randy so to speak ) and not the female. Regards Mama

    Goose Girl
    Posted 8 years ago #

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