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Button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BODEENY, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. BODEENY

    BODEENY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why won't my two young pairs of button quail lay eggs they have a pretty big cage for there size and have nesting boxes as well
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How young?
     
  3. BODEENY

    BODEENY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatched last year
     
  4. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So 12 months?
     
  5. fishforbrains

    fishforbrains Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine have always started by 12 weeks at the latest. Do they have sufficient light, at least 12 hours a day?
     
  6. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stress, feed and light are probably the main things that could cause this - that is, if you are sure you actually have females. I had a female hatch around June last year and she didn't start laying till about 2 months ago. I think there was too little light by the time she matured. But if have 12 hours of light a day, and you are sure they are females, then you might want to elaborate on how and where you keep them, what you feed them and such..
     
  7. BODEENY

    BODEENY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they get 12 hours of light but it is kind of dim and they for sure are 2 females
     

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