Coturnix Quail stopped laying

Discussion in 'Quail' started by winc564, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. winc564

    winc564 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. I am new to quail this year. I purchased 8 females and 2 males. They were "between 7 and 8 weeks" when I picked them up and began laying steadily around 10 weeks. They are approximately 13 weeks old now.

    I noticed that one of my males was being picked at, so I separated them into two coveys. Each has one male and four females. For the first week, things were fairly normal, but now nobody is laying! What did I do wrong?

    Also, my little male is still being picked on by his hens. (When I separated them, I had assumed it was the other, larger male that was doing the damage.) Most of the feathers from his neck are gone. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. 2chicksagain

    2chicksagain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm.. it is probably the stress of being seperated, and in a few weeks they will start again.
     
  3. winc564

    winc564 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The day I posted this, they started laying again. [​IMG]

    They aren't totally up to speed again, but it's picking up. I am going to go with stress.
     

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