Bobwhite quail - when they gonna lay?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Jenlyn9483, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My butlers were born May 8th this year and no eggs yet? Will they lay this year you think or not til march?
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had my Bob's for eight months planning on eggs next year. Thinking about hatching another 100 or so.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    They mature at about the same rate as chickens... 20-24 weeks. If the conditions are right, they will start laying then. If not, probably in the Spring.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Yeah, bobs mature slowly. So, judging from the time they were born, you will have to wait till spring for eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Plan On Eggs In The Spring
     
  6. Josiah Woodfield

    Josiah Woodfield Out Of The Brooder

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    My Bobwhites would often take 24 even 28 weeks to start laying. With that age coming in winter time, expect your birds to start laying come spring. Good luck!
     

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