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
I believe Bobs take up to 6 months. Coturnix start in 8 weeks.
Bobwhites are a lot slower to muture then coturnix. I believe it is 12 weeks. I could be wrong
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. I still don't get one a day.
Bobwhites are mature at 16 weeks, but can take 20-24 weeks before laying their first eggs.