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post #61 of 65
I was told that my standard coturnix would be laying at 6 weeks and possibly some would start at 5 weeks. They were 7 weeks on Monday and definitely haven't started laying. I'm wondering if my cage is too dark? I don't want to cook them in the sun....
post #62 of 65
Somebody gave you bad info. Some will start before time but 8 weeks or right around there is when they actually start up. Its pretty funny that these birds get to egg laying faster than any other bird with a consumable egg and people still have to fib and say it happens faster.
post #63 of 65
I know, it's SUCH a short time, really! I'm being so impatient. smile.png
post #64 of 65

I purchased 2 Texas A & M quail 2 months ago. At first I kept them in the garage with a light on 24/7 until I got our outdoor coop built. I was told they were both females and the breeder could vent sex them on the spot if old enough. They are my first quail and I am learning as I go. So far I have only got 1 egg a day. Even after putting them outside I was still getting 1 egg a day. Why is 1 quail not laying? Is it a roo or too old? 

 

My little Farm consisting of Hubby & I

Sam & Blue my Shelties, Jack Straw my Mini Aussie, Bertha my Buff Orpington Hen, Ryder my Silkie Hen,  Miley my Polish Hen, Betsy my Bantam Frizzled Cochin Hen, and Nugget my Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Hen <3

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My little Farm consisting of Hubby & I

Sam & Blue my Shelties, Jack Straw my Mini Aussie, Bertha my Buff Orpington Hen, Ryder my Silkie Hen,  Miley my Polish Hen, Betsy my Bantam Frizzled Cochin Hen, and Nugget my Blue Laced Red Wyandotte Hen <3

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post #65 of 65

You can see to see if one of them is a male by listening to see if it make sound some what light rooster but lower tone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T3KU93FxP4

 

Or you can try to vent them yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w48DcDoMc8

 

Or you can just watch them for awhile to see if they try to mate one another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsaXv1LLTHU

 

The other one may not be laying because it is actually too young

 

 

Just notice this was an old posting.. most likely you already found the answer by now :)

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