Bobwhite egg-laying/production questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by NeilV, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. NeilV

    NeilV Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    How many eggs, on average, does a Bob hen lay in year?

    For somebody in Oklahoma, what over what months would steady egg-laying be expected to happen?

    Assuming average hatch and survival rates and a competent bird raiser, about how many slaughter-age Bobs can a person expect to produce per laying Bob hen?

    I'm not asking for a crystal ball prediction, just ballpark figures.


  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009
    Bobs Lay In Clutches

    Usually 2/yr Under Natural Conditions

    Late Spring 30-50 Eggs

    Early Fall 20-45 Eggs

    As Far As Stimulated Production I Cant Help Ya There???
  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:This question could have many answers based on others' experience. Personally, I'd say take JJMR's numbers, and give that hen at least 2 good years of laying...... (maybe 3), and then weigh in your incubator's performance. By that, I mean if Mother Nature has done her thing in producing fertile eggs, and they make it to a "very reliable" incubator, I'd bank on at least a 80% hatch rate...if not better.

    BUT, (and you knew there was a BUT, right?).......there's a lot of tedious care that has to be taken with those 8-out-of-10 chicks that you just hatched.........Temps, Feed, etc...... I suggest that you search, read, search, read, search, read...this board for info on the how-to's. There are a lot of knowledgeable folks on here that have had much trial-&-error.

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