Artificial light

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QuailRaiser, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. QuailRaiser

    QuailRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello! I am new to artificial lighting with poultry, i used to just have them lay normally. I started selling Coturnix last year and got a whole bunch of people who would like them this year. The only hitch is they would like their day-olds before march 20th. It's the 17th of February, would I have enough time to get them laying with artificial light (I started them yesterday) to have them ready by then?
  2. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2013
    San Antonio, Texas
    Id keep the light on 15 tp 16 hours to really push em... full spectrum bulbs/plant light turned mine on like a light switch.
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hard to say. Its going to take a minute for fertility to work itself out. I usually don't hatch the first week they lay. The only thing you can do is get them lit up ASAP and hope the fertility hooks up in time.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Birds need to breed for at least 2 full weeks before you have good fertility. Before that, and you may only have a few hatch. So you are pushing the envelop here! [​IMG]
  5. QuailRaiser

    QuailRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thank you!

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