Japanese Quail Farming

Japanese Quail Farming

Nutritionally, the Quail eggs are on par with that of chicken eggs. Moreover, the eggs of Quail contain less cholesterol. The company is engaged in Japanese Quail Farming, which is supervised by the experts. Our Quails are ensured of excellent health and these are kept in controlled and hygienic environment. We rear a variety of breeds of Quails and also offer them for farming.

Advantages Of Japanese Quail Farming

  • Requires minimum floor space.

  • Needs low investment.

  • Quails are comparatively sturdy birds.

  • Can be marketed at an early age i.e. five weeks.

  • Early sexual maturity - starts laying eggs in about six to seven weeks of age.

  • High rate of egg laying -280 eggs per year.

  • Quail meat is tastier than chicken and has less fat content. It promotes body and brain development in children.

  • Quail meat and eggs are a nutritious diet for pregnant and nursing mothers.

Feeding management of quails

Feed can be formulated as follows.
Feed Ingredients Chick mash Grower mash
0-3 weeks 4-6 weeks
Maize 27 31
Sorghum 15 14
Deoiled RiceBran 8 8
Groundnut Cake 17 17
Sunflower Cake 12.5 12.5
Soya meal 8 -
Fishmeal 10 10
Mineral Mixture 2.5 2.5
Shell grit - 5
  • A 5 weeks old quail consumes about 500 gms of feed

  • Quails of 6 month old, consumes about 30-35 gms of feed per day.

  • Quails require about 400 gms feed for the production of 12 eggs.

  • Broiler starter mash can be used by adding 5 kg of oil cakes to 75 feed. The particle size is reduced by grinding the feed for one more time.

General management of quails
  • At the age of six weeks, female quails usually weigh 175-200 g and the males weigh about 125-150 g

  • Female quails start laying eggs at 7 weeks of age and continue utpo 22 weeks of age

  • Usually egg laying happens during the evening time of the day

  • The quail egg usually weighs about 9-10 g

  • The breast of the male quail is usually narrow and covered with equally distributed brown and white feathers. But the female quail has a broad breast covered with brown feathers with black dots.

  • The female and male quails should be separated at the age of four weeks

  • Sixteen hours of light per day should be available to the egg laying quails