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how many will a bobwhite quail lay in a year if they are collected daily

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how many will a bobwhite quail lay in a year if they are collected daily


Cant help you, but whats the difference if they are collected daily or not? tongue

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how many will a bobwhite quail lay in a year if they are collected daily


Well Ima guess 300+ since they lay pretty much every day... Until they die... My button quail takes a day off a week. But my coturnix does one a day.

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2 dogs, 8 spiny mice, 5 aquatic turtles, 2 cats, 1 hamster, 2 parakeets, 1 betta, guppies, 21 quail! I LOVE PETS!!!! But most of all I love my son and boyfriend!!! Visit my blog http://buttonquails.blogspot.com It has lots of interesting stuff and links!!!44 quail eggs in the bator, 4 pekin duck eggs as well as 3doz eggs later!!! ^_^ And just ordered a few swedish blue duck eggs!
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I think Bobwhite are seasonal layers...

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how many will a bobwhite quail lay in a year if they are collected daily


Well Ima guess 300+ since they lay pretty much every day... Until they die... My button quail takes a day off a week. But my coturnix does one a day.


most birds dont lay until the day they die. they slow eggs production down around 2 years of age. once they become 3 1/2 - 5 years they are pretty much spent(old) in most breeders eyes.

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so they dont just lay in the spring?

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how many will a bobwhite quail lay in a year if they are collected daily


Well Ima guess 300+ since they lay pretty much every day... Until they die... My button quail takes a day off a week. But my coturnix does one a day.


most birds dont lay until the day they die. they slow eggs production down around 2 years of age. once they become 3 1/2 - 5 years they are pretty much spent(old) in most breeders eyes.


I am only repeating.. Not trying to act as a experienced breeder by any means. Just was saying..

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If given only the natural light of day, Bobwhites will start to lay in mid April and stop laying in early October, depending on where you live in the country and how much light they receive per day. You can force them to lay by offering them more light, along with the natural sun light, so they receive 14+ hours per day of light. They will not lay everyday. Each bird is different, but 4 to 6 eggs a week is normal. smile

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how many will a bobwhite quail lay in a year if they are collected daily


Ask Randall, his Georgia Giants have been crank'n out eggs for months now, and show no signs of slowing.....

Im sure it will depend on the bird and a lot of variables, light, diet, age,temp, ect.... But I think you could expect one nice clutch of 30 to 70 or more in the spring, and possibly another smaller clutch in the fall. With added heat and light, who knows.... Bill

 

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how many will a bobwhite quail lay in a year if they are collected daily


Ask Randall, his Georgia Giants have been crank'n out eggs for months now, and show no signs of slowing.....

Im sure it will depend on the bird and a lot of variables, light, diet, age,temp, ect.... But I think you could expect one nice clutch of 30 to 70 or more in the spring, and possibly another smaller clutch in the fall. With added heat and light, who knows.... Bill


CORRECT. IF LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES BOBS ARE SEASONAL LAYERS... 1 CLUTCH LATE SPRING, A SMALLER CLUTCH EARLY FALL. SOMEWHERE IN THE VACINITY OF 60-75 EGGS/YR/ HEN. SOME STRAINS CAN BE STIMULATED TO LAY YEAR ROUND WITH CONTROLLED CLIMATE AND PROPER LIGHT, BUT NORMALLY IN MOST CASES THESE "OUT OF SEASON" EGGS HAVE A VERY LACKING FERTILITY RATE AND IT BURNS OUT THE BIRDS IN RAPID ORDER

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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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