Coturnix not laying

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quailraiser22, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Quailraiser22

    Quailraiser22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 10 coturnix hens i bought with 2 males and for the first few days i had them they layed every day now i havent seen an egg in 2 1/2 weeks.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The stress of a new environment/home has caused them to temporarily stop egg production. The initial eggs that they layed were eggs that were 'in production' when you purchased them.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2012
  3. SiTran

    SiTran Out Of The Brooder

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    how much light? feed?
     
  4. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seen my quail eating, laying, and mating less this time a year. The stress and different kind of food also make them stop laying. They do require about 14 hrs of light a day.
     
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  5. Quailraiser22

    Quailraiser22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well ive had them for about 2 weeks now and i dont have a light in their cage
     
  6. SiTran

    SiTran Out Of The Brooder

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    Might be not enough lights for them to lay....If you want to force them to lay and get light....some people like to give them a break!
     

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