Coturnix hen stopped laying. Why?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rebelINny, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. rebelINny

    rebelINny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a three month old coturnix hen. She was laying everyother day and sometimes every day. My son accidentally let her loose and she was outside loose for a day and a half. Since then ( 2 weeks ago) she hasn't laid a single egg. Any advice. She is our first of three coturnix and we don't know a whole lot about them.
     
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Change in diet and stress?
     
  3. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Is she the only hen out of the three? She may have been stressed but then again she was in the cage 2 weeks after her adventure.. Is there lighting on the pen, what are you feeding the birds?
     
  4. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You violated what I have heard JJ and Joe both call the "sameness rule"... Any big change in a coturnix day will result in a halt in egg production. A move to a new pen, change in feed, more or less cage mates all can cause it. Every time I have moved cages around, mine quit for a few days to a few weeks. She will likely start laying again when shes darn good and ready, not a day before. Your at her mercy and I think they know it bothers us.... Bill
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    YES THAT IS A FELONY VIOLATION OF COTURNIX LAW.... YOU MUST BE PUNISHED [​IMG]


    LOL DONT WORRY SHE'LL START UP AGAIN SOON ENOUGH (FORTUNATELY THE HAVE REALLY SHORT MEMORIES)
     
  6. diggerduck

    diggerduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JJ....being one myself that has violated quail law , would you please tell me where to find these laws so as to not violate anymore [​IMG]..... I finally got my boy to girl ratio fixed and thought I was in the clear, now I see her violating, and I am a bit scared [​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    COTURNIX ARE SIMPLE LIL CREATURES... SO ARE THEIR LAWS. THEY ARE THE LOVERS OF PERPETUAL SAMENESS--- DO ANYTHING TO UPSET THIS PERPETUAL SAMENESS AND YOU HAVE BROKEN THE LAW


    THERE SEE? I TOLD THEY WERE SIMPLE [​IMG]
     
  8. rebelINny

    rebelINny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that info. I will try to keep in mind that quail are traumatized by change [​IMG] she hasn't had a change in diet but before she got loose I had taken one of the Roos out and put him by himself in another cage. It'll be forever till I get eggs in light of the new info. I moved her cage today [​IMG]
     
  9. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there happy, their memory aint all that long... Good Luck. Bill
     
  10. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That can be an aggravated felony in some cases, but no worries rebelINny! [​IMG] Mandatory sentencing doesn't apply here.

    Give her a few days to settle back in, don't change anything! I mean ANYTHING!

    If that doesn't work then get yourself 100 hens and if 2 or 3 don't lay....at least you have 97-98 eggs popping out [​IMG]
     

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