Evening eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rabbitapril, Jan 21, 2017.

  1. Rabbitapril

    Rabbitapril Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering if it's normal beh:/aviour for quail to lay eggs after dark?
    I have hens and they usually lay early morning , just wonded if it's only mine or if that is the nature of the bird.
     
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think quail usually lay their eggs during the afternoon, but I could be wrong. Don't know how common deviations are.
     
  3. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will lay whenever the feeling hits them, atleast with Coturnix. They seem to just pop it out Middle night, or any other time.
     
  4. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail tend to lay at about 5pm but they don't keep a tight schedule :)

    I love their egg screeches lol! I can't tell if it's "look at me I'm laying an egg!" or "leave me alone I'm laying an egg!" :p
     
  5. preciouseureka

    preciouseureka Out Of The Brooder

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    ...Mine started with a four to six timeframe, but it quickly tightened up to 5.pm. every single day....

    Binki, have you ever noticed that the sound they make sounds just like when you were a kid and let the air out of a balloon really slowly? eeeeEEEEEE.....lol...
     
  6. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!! You nailed it! And then like its a broken record losing power after the initial strong "EEEEEEEeeeeeeee" [​IMG]

    With a bit of an echo [​IMG] Lmao!
     

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