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Egg Wisperer

Discussion in 'Quail' started by matefrio, May 11, 2011.

  1. matefrio

    matefrio In the Brooder

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    Any egg wisperers here? I've got 10 hens and 2 roos in the cage, this is week 9 and best I can figure I only have 3 ladies laying eggs. Any secrets or am I being too impatient? No signs of bullying. I've just culled 8 roos could that change have stopped production?

    Game Bird Starter and supplementation oyster shells. I have a sand bath they love, where they've been putting their eggs. Plenty of water.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2011

  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
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    I was once told this saying:
    They will lay when they lay, and don't expect it a minute before.

    I stick to that a lot! [​IMG]

    I have had batches that only started laying at 12 weeks, then some at 6. It's all about the weather, how they are feeling, and luck. I'd give it a while longer before I freak out, because they all will eventually. If you have to, put them in smaller pens so you can see who is and is not laying. Then, if you have doubts about the sexes, it'll give you a better idea. [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    ITS NOT ONLY A BIRD'S BRAIN THAT YOUR DEALING WITH, BUT ALSO A FEMALE BIRD'S MIND.... GOD ONLY KNOWS [​IMG]
     
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Quote:wait a minute..., were the roos the ones with the zipties or without? [​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Sometimes it just takes time [​IMG]
     

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