Coturnix question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by plreef, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. plreef

    plreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the hens lay year round or do they have a natural breeding season. I'm picking up my first trio tomorrow and a bunch more pairs and eggs over the weekend. We're also picking up some new Buttons tomorrow too.
     
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I think they stop in the winter months unless you use supplemental lighting ... but I'm sure Monarc will be chiming in soon [​IMG]


    Nancy
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:you did well Nancy i have nada to add here [​IMG] hehe
     
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Quote:you did well Nancy i have nada to add here [​IMG] hehe

    [​IMG] well I had a good teacher [​IMG]

    Nancy
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:you did well Nancy i have nada to add here [​IMG] hehe

    [​IMG] well I had a good teacher [​IMG]

    Nancy

    hehe [​IMG]
     
  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    does heat have anything to do with it? i hear people with heated barns/indoor birds that have quails lay all year.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:nope they did a scientific study that as long as they have 14 hours of light a day (or more) that they will lay in below freezing temps (and below zero). [​IMG] Its the lights not the heat I bet in those heated barns they have lights on [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    that is so cool to know! thanks!
     
  9. tumra

    tumra Out Of The Brooder

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    The amount of lighting that you require is not actually much at all. Just enough lighting levels to trick the quails into thinging that the days are still fairly long. I have been using solar powered garden LED lights located near the pens and the quails are still laying eggs even as we are coming into winter.
     
  10. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:nope they did a scientific study that as long as they have 14 hours of light a day (or more) that they will lay in below freezing temps (and below zero). [​IMG] Its the lights not the heat I bet in those heated barns they have lights on [​IMG] [​IMG]

    But heat does keep the eggs from freezing and splitting [​IMG] Very handy!
     

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