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The present study was designed to evaluate the egg quality characteristics of Japanese quail fed Chlorella vulgaris algae containing diets. An experimental diet containing 5 levels of Chlorella vulgaris powder (0.0, 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0%) from 6 to 13 weeks of age. A total number of 120 female quails were randomly divided into five dietary treatments (3 replicates of 24 birds per treatment) and reared under cage system. Egg quality characteristics showed absence of effects viz. egg weight, albumen index, yolk index, haugh unit, per cent shell weight, mean shell thickness. In egg laying quails, C. vulgaris supplemented feed intake in 6-13 weeks of age at 5 g per kg of feed was found to improve egg production and there was no influence of feed in egg quality.