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Questions about egg laying.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone. I have a breeding trio of button quails but only one female is laying. The other one stopped about a month back and hasn't laid ever since. She's less than a year and a half old. The male mates with both of them, what can be the reason for this and how do you guys suggest I fix it?
Any replies would really help. Thank you!
post #2 of 7

At this time of year, I always blame decreased egg production on shorter days. You can give them artificial light on a timed schedule. Some people don't like that idea, some people are fine with it, it is your choice.

post #3 of 7

I'm inclined to think she's got some kind of stress issue since she stopped a while back. Drew is right though if you don't turn on a light for an extra few hours a day the other one will stop soon too. 

post #4 of 7

is her chest puffed out? Is she eating regularly? Does she have oyster shell or another form of calcium? Has she had a loss of feathers, molting?

Buttons do much better in single pairs. less stress. 

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
I will try artificial light and increase oyster shell. Thanks guys!
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Still hasn't satrted laying sad.png I increased oyster shell and light. But nothing. She seems a little puffed up
post #7 of 7

I will go back to stress from being in a trio. or is there something else that can be making her upset?

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