Alterations in the mass of quail eggs of different densities during storage


Peoples Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) Moscow, Miklukho-Maklaya Street, Russia



There are many factors and environmental conditions affecting the quality and capacity of eggs produced by quail birds. We assessed the effect of storage on the mass dynamics of quail eggs after they were produced by the birds. The study was performed  on quail eggs to ensure their quality using a formula to calculate the theoretical value of the quail egg volume (cm3): V = 0.485 × D × d × d/1000, where D is the longitudinal diameter (mm); d is the transverse diameter (mm). Statistical processing of practical results was performed  using the data analysis package (SPSS). It was found that when eggs are stored for 10 days after laying at a temperature of  10-15 °С, the egg weight decreased on average by 2.6%, and the density by 2.1%. Eggs are considered one of the most important products due to containing a rich source of protein. Storing eggs in quails negatively affects the quality of eggs.


Adeniyi, PO, Obatolu, VA & Farinde, EO 2016, Comparative evaluation of cholesterol content and storage quality of chicken and quail eggs. World Journal of Nutrition and Health, 4: 5-9, DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000584.
Alabdallah, Ahmad, et al 2021, Influence of different genders of Japanese quail on the functional state of kidneys. Archives of Razi Institute, 76: 667, DOI: 10.22092/ari.2021.355522.1694.
Alabdallah, Z, Nikishov, A, Vatnikov, Y, Al Ragawi, A & Seleznev, S 2021, The effect of high protein in the feed mixture on the morphological changes in the kidneys of quail birds. Journal of Chemical Health Risks, 11: 383-392, DOI:10.22034/jchr.2021.686023.
El Tarabany, MS, Abdel Hamid, TM & Mohammed, HH 2015, Effects of cage stocking density on egg quality traits in Japanese quails. Kafkas Universitesi Veteriner Fak ltesi Dergisi, 21: 13-18.
Grashorn, M, Juergens, A & Bessei, W 2016, Effects of storage conditions on egg quality. Lohmann Information, 50: 22-27.
Inci, H, Sogut, B, Sengul, T, Sengul, AY & Taysi, MR 2015, Comparison of fattening performance, carcass characteristics, and egg quality characteristics of Japanese quails with different feather colors. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, 44: 390-396,
Narushin, VG 2005, Egg geometry calculation using the measurements of length and breadth. Poultry science 84: 482-484, DOI: 10.1093/PS/84.3.482
Nasri, H, van den Brand, H, Najar, T & Bouzouaia, M 2020, Interactions between egg storage duration and breeder age on selected egg quality, hatching results, and chicken quality. Animals, 10: 1719, DOI: 10.3390/ani10101719
Nowaczewski, S, Kontecka, H, Rosiński, A, Koberling, S & Koronowski, P 2010, Egg quality of Japanese quail depends on layer age and storage time. Folia biologica, 58: 201-207,
Nowaczewski, S, Witkiewicz, K, Kontecka, HE, Krystianiak, S & Rosiński, A 2010, Eggs weight of Japanese quail vs. eggs quality after storage time and hatchability results. Archiv Tierzucht, 53: 720-730,
Reijrink, I 2010, Storage of hatching eggs: Effects of storage and early incubation conditions on egg characteristics, embryonic development, hatchability, and chicken quality. Wageningen University and Research, 168 p.
Roriz, BC, Sgavioli, S, Garcia, RG, Nääs, IA, Domingues, CHF, Caldara, FR & Bernnecke, K 2016, Storage period affects weight loss of Japanese quail eggs. Revista Brasileira de Ciência Avícola, 18: 589-592.
Song, KT, Choi, SH & Oh, HR 2000, A comparison of egg quality of pheasant, chukar, quail and guinea fowl. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 13: 986-990. DOI: 10.5713/ajas.2000.986.
Ondrušíková, S, Nedomová, S, Pytel, R, Cwiková, O & Kumbár, V 2018, Effect of different storage times on japanese quail egg quality characteristics. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 12: 560-565, DOI:
Terčič, D & Smerdu, T 2015, Effect of storage period and egg weight on hatchability in Prelux-G chickens. Acta agriculturae Slovenica, 104: 69-74, DOI:
Tona, Kokou, et al 2003, Effects of egg storage time on spread of hatch, chick quality, and chick juvenile growth. Poultry Science 82: 736-741. DOI: 10.1093/PS/82.5.736.