Button Quail Egg-Laying

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PoultryQueen29, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a pair of buttons last Saturday and I got an egg on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. I assumed she would be an every-other-day layer because the days are short right now but I went to check on them on Friday and suprise! TWO good sized eggs! Is this normal for them becuase I am very confused as to how she developed 2 eggs in such little time. This is my first time with button quail so I don't know if this means anything.
     
  2. kovalines

    kovalines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it is a problem. Button quails use to lay one egg per day. Maybe she held the egg from another day(she may couldn't lay the egg because of the size) and then she lay both eggs. That's my opinion.
     
  3. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I was thinking at first. It was her egg from wednesday or monday.

    I just got another egg! Did she just lay every other day at first because of moving to a new environment?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  4. kovalines

    kovalines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't guarantee you about it, but that's what I think.
     
  5. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now she hasn't laid for 3 days! What's going on here!
     
  6. kovalines

    kovalines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the light period regular?
    Maybe it is irregular, so some deys she lays and some she doesn'1...
    Or maybe she is going to have a break...
     
  7. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The light should be regular because they go by the natural light sunrise to sunset. I noticed that during the three days when I didn't get an egg, she was slowly building a mound of pine shaving with a depression in the middle and yesterday the mound was done and there was an egg. I got an egg today, too. Was she just not laying because she was building a little nest?
     
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  8. kovalines

    kovalines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think so.
    Building a nest is a good sign! It means they want to hatch their eggs!
    Good luck!
     
  9. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? She wasn't sitting on it.
     
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most quails usually take about 2 weeks after being moved to get back into the swing of a laying schedule
     

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