Coturnix not laying ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ThaJuicyJuice, May 27, 2011.

  1. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Songster

    Feb 3, 2011
    These guys hatched back on March 22nd, which is about 10 weeks ago. There is one male that does a bit of crowing and 7 females. No eggs. I am wondering what folks out there might think.

    I am in Miami and its been 85 + during the day since February and maybe two heavy rains.
  2. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    It's most likely the weather, because coturnix tend to lay like mad, when it's 45-55 deg. F..

    Don't break their love of perpetual sameness. Don't change their feed, and don't turn their pen 12 degrees to the south/south west.

    You are actually within a normal coturnix laying cycle. Over stressing them, and throwing everything at them including the kitchen sink, can be folly.

    Just ride it out for a week or should be fine!
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    if they are in the shade it might slow them down I have mine under a leanto the corts are in a grow out pen that has additional light 14+ hrs day at 6 weeks they are laying the bobs are in the pen below they are 30 weeks plus they just started laying

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