Getting my Quail to Lay

Discussion in 'Quail' started by CoopedChik, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail are in a nice big coop it's suppose to be 5 females and what I'm 95% is sure is a male. I say 95% because he trys to mate but the females don't seem to want anything to do with him. I was told he was a male and from what I can tell he is. Any way my 3 of my females have made nests they are almost 6 weeks old and 3 weeks then an older around who's about 5 months. But NO eggs!!! I have looked every morning I feed them and one hen even acts like she is sitting but nothings underneath her. Any idea what this could mean? Or what I should do?
     
  2. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of quail?
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your Still A Tad Early Yet... Nothing You Can Do But Wait
     
  4. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are cortunix I was told they would be laying by now, I'm worried the 1 I think is a male isn't. Do they need a male to lay or will they lay on their own?
     
  5. Suresh

    Suresh New Egg

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    Hey,
    I am too having some problem with my grl(female coturnix)lay, She did layed nice amount of eggs but now she's just stopped, i really dont understand is she trying to gain her weight back and thn start laying again or has she had enough..[​IMG]
     
  6. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without knowing her feed , lighting and enviroment it's hard to say.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    In Most Cases 6 Wks Old Would Be The Earliest To Expect Eggs... In Many It May Take 12 Or More.
     
  8. Silkie-Feet

    Silkie-Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too have the same problem. I have 5 coturnix quail(1male and 4 females) in a 14x12 foot coop. I just got them 2 weeks ago. They layed 2 eggs the day after i got them but haven't laid since. they are feed game bird feed and have a 100 watt light bulb on 24/7 on in a corner. what can I do?
     
  9. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you moved them to your pen the change in environment caused them to stop laying. They should start up again really soon. You don't need a light, it's doing more harm than good. They get plenty of natural light this time of year.
     
  10. diggerduck

    diggerduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You need the male if you are wanting to hatch the eggs.... I have them just to eat the eggs and I removed the roo five days ago due to injury, and they have not missed a beat on laying eggs
     

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