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when do Coturnix quail start laying?

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i have 2 coturnix quail hens they are about 5-6 weeks old (not sure if thats all true they were given to me ).  I was wondering when they usually start laying and if the seasons have anything to do with it

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Ive heard that they are fully grown at 6 weeks and should start laying shortly after....but thats what i heard sooooo im not positive

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Hi ,
They can start laying around 6-8 weeks.  We just got our first egg on sat, and our bird was 8 weeks to the day!

This time of year things are getting iffy though.  They need at least 14 hrs. of light, and I've heard corturnix need to be kept warmer than other breeds.  I have mine inside.

Their season is slowing down, so I'm not expecting much from our young birds.

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Originally Posted by The Critter Place 

Hi ,
They can start laying around 6-8 weeks.  We just got our first egg on sat, and our bird was 8 weeks to the day!

This time of year things are getting iffy though.  They need at least 14 hrs. of light, and I've heard corturnix need to be kept warmer than other breeds.  I have mine inside.

Their season is slowing down, so I'm not expecting much from our young birds.


right now I only have 2 and the weather has been very warm ( a little too warm for my 9 month pregnant self!) howeveri do i have them in a easy to move around rabbit hutch so bringing them in would be easy

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Originally Posted by Loretta212 

i have 2 coturnix quail hens they are about 5-6 weeks old (not sure if thats all true they were given to me ).  I was wondering when they usually start laying and if the seasons have anything to do with it


I have come to found out that they will lay when they are ready whether it be 6 weeks 8 weeks 10 weeks or never

 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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 Wife, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 2 Coturnix Quails, and  4 Black & Mottled Bantam Cochins. Getting ready to move to France, pm me if you live over there!

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They lay when they lay:) can't force nature at times.

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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