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Coturnix Quail stopped laying

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Hello.  I am new to quail this year.  I purchased 8 females and 2 males. They were "between 7 and 8 weeks" when I picked them up and began laying steadily around 10 weeks.  They are approximately 13 weeks old now.

 

I noticed that one of my males was being picked at, so I separated them into two coveys. Each has one male and four females.  For the first week, things were fairly normal, but now nobody is laying!  What did I do wrong?

 

Also, my little male is still being picked on by his hens.  (When I separated them, I had assumed it was the other, larger male that was doing the damage.)  Most of the feathers from his neck are gone.  Any help is appreciated.

Elisabeth
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hmm.. it is probably the stress of being seperated, and in a few weeks they will start again. 

2 EXTREMELY CUTE Coturnix Quail

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2 EXTREMELY CUTE Coturnix Quail

Lives in Northern California

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The day I posted this, they started laying again. ;)

 

They aren't totally up to speed again, but it's picking up.  I am going to go with stress.

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