The First Quail Egg

The first quail egg of the season has arrived and I ate it raw. I have never had a raw egg before so this was interesting.

When I tried to crack it I made a mess and because I’ve always wondered what a raw egg would taste like I figured why not, it was pretty good.
Would I do this again?  Probably not, however I imagine they would be a great addition to a smoothie or milk shake.

The shells are hard which tells me healthy birds!

These eggs would make good treats hard boiled and their about the size of a quarter, as the quail mature their eggs will get a little larger.

Nutrition Based on One Quail Egg

Let’s take a look at the nutrition a quail egg has to offer.

  • Calories        14
  • Total Fat         1 g
  • Cholesterol   76 mg
  • Sodium         13 mg
  • Potassium     12 mg
  • Protein          1.2 g

The rest of the quail should start laying eggs soon and there will be plenty because we have several females in this flock.

I’m looking forward to experimenting with these little drops of nutrition.  Eating healthier is always a great thing.


    1. and today I got three – so much fun! Now if I can just train them to use the nesting boxes I built. -Carole

  1. How Much Fun! I was just reading about keeping Quail…their eggs are so beautiful. Congratulations on your first eggs! That is always such an exciting time!!! Thanks for sharing the experience!

    1. Thanks for sharing and I'm glad you stopped by today. Quail are so much fun and I have enjoyed watching them more than I could of ever imagined. Stop by my Raising Quail page – I'm sharing everything I learn and hope to bring in Bob white quail soon. -Carole

  2. Congratulations on your first Quail Egg! They are almost too pretty to eat. Thanks for sharing at Green Thumb Thursday!

    1. I have to agree! We're getting about 7 a day now and on tomorrow's post I talk about how to eat them for breakfast. Hope you stop by to discover their greatness! Loving these little Quail. -Carole

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