bobwhite egg laying

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  1. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first year raising bobwhite quail. We received the quail from Murray McMurray Hatchery, 106 birds. We planned on raising them and having some game bird supper. Unfortunately a raccoon snuck in the coop and killed all but 8.[​IMG] [​IMG] I would like to start to incubate eggs and was wondering if they would start laying before spring. How long is it till they begin laying. They are about 6-7 months old now.
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    They can start laying around 16 weeks of age but often start around 21 to 25 weeks.
     
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Most will start at 20 weeks, but will wait till spring. Give them 16 hr of light total, that will make them think its spring. feed a 28% layer eggs soon after.
     
  4. Kovalciks Chickens

    Kovalciks Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys.
     

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