Can someone tell me, how long DO quail live for?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by eggsrcool, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I have been searching everywhere, but I can't find an answer which everyone agrees on. Some say 2 years others say 7. I'm talking about Coturnix in captivity by the way, lol. Thank you for any answers [​IMG]
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    mine last for about a year.... but that is with the lights on 24/7 [​IMG] Extra roos are culled and cooked as soon as they are of size

    if you are letting them get light naturally and let them cool off between laying season I've heard 3-7 years.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I too have heard 3-5 years, but as Boyd said, if you keep a light on them (essentially forcing them to lay during the winter) this decreases their life expectancy a lot.
     
  4. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    I have the old lady she is 5years old
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Always Heard Upwards Of 7. I Have An Old Maid Here--- Just Turned 6 Last Month Shes Doing Just Fine, And Our Are Kept Under Lights.... Which Btw, Doesnt Cut There Life Span Any, Just Burns Them Out On Laying---- You're Only Born With So Many Eggs.....

    I Dont Think She's Laid More Than 3-5 Eggs This Year= Total... But She's A Sweet Old Gal So We Leave Her Be. And Every Once In A While She Surprises Us With An Occaisional Egg. -- They're Still Fertile Too!
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    They last untill I want to try out a new recipie...
     
  7. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Quote:[​IMG] lol
     
  8. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Thank you for your replies
     
  9. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

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    I have heard and experienced and very low egg production after molt. Being they are a great hatching experience 1 year max here.
     
  10. seth osborn

    seth osborn In the Brooder

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    I have heard 3 to 7 years (I'm not totally sure because mine are not old enough to tell).
     

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