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Only 1 hen laying?

post #1 of 5
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Thue other day I bought 11 Cortunix quail that the lady said were laying.  I have 3 males and 8 females.  When we picked them up there was an egg that she gave us.  A couple of hours later at home there was another egg.  That was 2 days ago and I have gotten 1 egg each day.  Could there only be 1 or 2 hens laying or what?  These are my first quail ever.  I have 4 total eggs and I would like to try and hatch some.  Any ideas as to what might be going on?

post #2 of 5

The stress of the move has most likely caused them to stop laying.  Birds hate change.

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post #3 of 5
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About how long before they get settled back down?

post #4 of 5
You need to be running a light or they arent going to lay until march-april. If they dont see 14-16 hours of light their bodies will assume its fall (like it is) and stop laying.

Allow as much as 2 weeks after a move for them to settle in.
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Thanks!  I actually started this morning giving them an additional 2 hours of light.  I turn it on at 5:00am and turn it off at 7:00.  

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