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how do you make quail lay eggs???

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I have a quartet of coturnix quail and i was wondering how i would make them start laying, i'm in the mood for quails eggs! Yum

I raise Speckled Sussex, Dark Brahmas, Ameraucanas, and Rhode Island Reds. I also raise Pearl Guineas. I have been raising poultry for 10 yrs. I have experience with Turkeys, Ducks, Quail, Pheasants, and Pigs. I wouldn't  trade the country life for nothing.

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I raise Speckled Sussex, Dark Brahmas, Ameraucanas, and Rhode Island Reds. I also raise Pearl Guineas. I have been raising poultry for 10 yrs. I have experience with Turkeys, Ducks, Quail, Pheasants, and Pigs. I wouldn't  trade the country life for nothing.

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post #2 of 56

Squeeze them reall hard--- eggs should pop right out! (just kidding--- No seriously dont do that!)

Coturnix quail need 14 hrs of uninterupted light a day to stimulate laying.

I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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I'm Not Yelling!... Thanx Anyway, But Its The Best Way For Me To Read The Print On The Screen.....LF Cochins, SERAMA, RINGNECK AND RUFFED PHEASANTS, MEL. MUTANT RINGNECKS, BLUE SLATE TURKEYS, MALLARDS, WOOD DUCKS, ROUENS, BUTLER BOB WHITES, COTURNIX. PM ME FOR EGG AVAILABILITIES!
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How do you stop them?lol I get 60 a day,will soon run out of room in the incubator. Give them light,keep them warm during the cold, after a few weeks they should start to lay.

Honey Bees, Chickens, Quail, Great Pyr, mutts, 1 cat, 1 python, 1 turtle, 3 kids, 1 wife
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Honey Bees, Chickens, Quail, Great Pyr, mutts, 1 cat, 1 python, 1 turtle, 3 kids, 1 wife
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Don't get them wet, never feed them after dark... Oh wait thats something else.  Lots of light.  Mine get light 24/7 at 150 watts in an 8 x 10 room.  Also good feed!  Which is sometimes hard to find.  I make a blend for mine, 1 part calf manna, 1 part cat food, 1 part chicken layer and 4 parts chick starter all ground in a coffee mill.  Works great and makes good eggs!

Chris

We own a small farm in S.Central Virginia.  With goats, pigs, cows, rabbits, Guineas, Quail, Jacob sheep and plenty of chickens.  We make and sell goat milk soap, body lotions and lip balms.  At the farm we sell eggs for eating and hatching, goats and sheep.   See our Website www.griffinsark.com or visit us on FaceBook Griffin's Ark Animal Page.
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We own a small farm in S.Central Virginia.  With goats, pigs, cows, rabbits, Guineas, Quail, Jacob sheep and plenty of chickens.  We make and sell goat milk soap, body lotions and lip balms.  At the farm we sell eggs for eating and hatching, goats and sheep.   See our Website www.griffinsark.com or visit us on FaceBook Griffin's Ark Animal Page.
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post #5 of 56

I just walk by the pen eating a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken, stop look down and smile.
The next day i have a load of eggs and very nervous quail. lau

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lau Thanks folks, I needed a laugh!


Edited by kenman - 3/16/10 at 5:15pm
Yes, I do have a hodge-podge of mixed breeds. I also have Muscovy ducks, & Coturnix quail. And some mixed breed rabbits. All on a urban farm. Oh ya, I have a wonderful wife and 4 great daughters & 2 dogs.
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Yes, I do have a hodge-podge of mixed breeds. I also have Muscovy ducks, & Coturnix quail. And some mixed breed rabbits. All on a urban farm. Oh ya, I have a wonderful wife and 4 great daughters & 2 dogs.
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post #7 of 56

oh arent we a funny bunch.....yerr thanx for the laugh

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Lmao! What a great way to start the day :)

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Sunlight, protein and oyster shell. Happy quail will not stop laying eggs. Mine get fresh straw everyday. They love straw.
I have lived almost everywhere and LOVE Alaska. Hubby. 4 grown kids and a 6 year old. Mastiff mix, JRT, 3 queens, an aquarium, a (*&^%$#@ proudcut Morgan gelding and 5 Buff Orpies!
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I have lived almost everywhere and LOVE Alaska. Hubby. 4 grown kids and a 6 year old. Mastiff mix, JRT, 3 queens, an aquarium, a (*&^%$#@ proudcut Morgan gelding and 5 Buff Orpies!
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Someone on here mentioned 24/7 light. This will not only stop your quail from laying, they will die early from exhaustion. You will need to increase lighting to at least 14-16 hours of light. I use a full spectrum bulb which has ample vitamin D in it. Protein boosts is important as well. Remember, patience is key with any animal. They will lay when they want to.

Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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Breeder of Jumbo Coturnix and standard in many varieties, Chinese Blue Breasted (button quail) Quail, other game birds, poultry, waterfowl. Author of Coturnix Revolution.
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