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January 23, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Amy Harrison, a trusted member of wikiHow's community. Amy Harrison has over five years of experience working directly with poultry. She has worked on a rural chicken farm built around marketing free-range eggs, where she managed the care for the poultry year-round.
While it takes an average of 5 quail eggs to equal one chicken egg in a recipe, quail produce more eggs per pound of feed than even the most prolific chicken. Quail may begin laying eggs as early as 6 weeks old and you can easily determine their gender by two weeks after they hatch. Quail can be sexed easily as soon as their breast feathers begin to grow in at about 2 to 3 weeks old. The feathers on the male's chest are a rusty brown color.