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how long does it take a quail to lay eggs

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i am wondering how long does it take a quail to lay an egg? how long will it take to lay a fertile eggs? does quail need special feed or will starter feed work for them?

btw its bob white quail


Edited by melissaowens - 5/29/09 at 5:00am
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anyone?

post #3 of 12

I believe Bobs take up to 6 months.  Coturnix start in 8 weeks.

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Mine were 6 1/2 weeks and 7 1/2 weeks yesterday, and I got my first egg.  I'm not sure who laid it, though.

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bob whites take up to 6 months?

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Bobwhites are a lot slower to muture then coturnix. I believe it is 12 weeks. I could be wrong

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post #7 of 12

We picked up week old bobwhite quail in July of 2008 and just started getting eggs beginning of May 2009. I read that may be because they don't lay in winter. idunno I still don't get one a day.

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post #8 of 12

Bobwhites are mature at 16 weeks, but can take 20-24 weeks before laying their first eggs. smile

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post #9 of 12
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oh okay. thanks for the info.

what do quail eat? starter feed hurt them?

post #10 of 12

Gamebird feed is optimal but nonmedicated starter will work too.
Give them green veggies to munch on to.  They also enjoy sand
for dustbathing and grit.

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