Coturnix quail stopped laying

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bnkwhat, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. bnkwhat

    bnkwhat Just Hatched

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    I have 3 cages with coturnix quail and 1 cage with golden manchurian quail. Up until 3 days ago I was getting anywhere from 15 - 25 eggs each day from the 3 coturnix cages and 4 a day from the 4 goldens. Keep in mind that nothing has changed as far as environmental conditions, feeding, water, etc. The last 2 days I have not received even 1 egg from the 3 coturnix cages but the goldens are laying like normal. I have had days where we only got a few eggs, but never 2 days with NO eggs. I am open to any suggestions, diagnosis, comments and whatever else anyone can maybe shine a light on. Has this ever happened to any of you out there? If so, what was the outcome or how did you resolve the problem? I really appreciate all replies and hope everyone has a Blessed day.

    BNK
     
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had any storms or could a predator have scared them? The stress of such events can throw them off laying.
     
  3. Del1977

    Del1977 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they be hiding them? Ours will sometimes make a well concealed nest to hide eggs in and the first time they did it I thought they had stopped laying.
     

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