Bob White Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by hamilton3475, May 7, 2011.

  1. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, last spring I bought my wife 6 little quail. She has one male and 5 females. We live in Alabama, does anyone know if we can expect eggs from the little critters this year? If so when should we expect to start seeing eggs?
     
  2. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they're Bobs, and if they're a year old this spring, they should start droppin eggs any time now.
     
  3. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are bobwhites. Thanks for the info:)
     
  4. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been feeding them gamebird feed and egg shells, Do you have any suggestions on feed?
     
  5. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobs usually start laying when the daylight time is about 13.5 - 14 hours, so, using Central Alabama coordinates my bet for first egg date in late May early June, and the laying season ending in early August.
    Good luck.
     
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  6. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow [​IMG] Thank you so very much, I couldn't find that info anywhere. I LOVE this forum
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:YOU'LL DO BEST BY NEVER EVER GIVING ANY QUAIL EGG SHELLS AS THEYT CAN BE PROBLEMATIC ABOUT EGG EATING TO START WITH AND THIS WILL REINFORCE THAT. IF YOU DO FEED EGGS/ EGG SHELLS MAKE SURE THEY A MUSHED UP BEYOND RECOGNITION
     
  8. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure why but even after I put them under lights it takes 2-3 weeks for them to get going full production
     
  9. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you do the lights? Do you have em on a timer?
     
  10. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YOU'LL DO BEST BY NEVER EVER GIVING ANY QUAIL EGG SHELLS AS THEYT CAN BE PROBLEMATIC ABOUT EGG EATING TO START WITH AND THIS WILL REINFORCE THAT. IF YOU DO FEED EGGS/ EGG SHELLS MAKE SURE THEY A MUSHED UP BEYOND RECOGNITION

    Yes I do crush them into tiny pieces( food processor) and add a bit to their feed. Guess I'd better stop that, sure dont want em eatin the eggs
     

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