HELP please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by crazy4birds, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. crazy4birds

    crazy4birds Hatching

    Oct 24, 2014
    I recently found a Coturnix Quail, brown in color, while mowing the lawn. From this photo on my phone, a bird farm employee described it as the Coturnix. I was told it was male if it's noisy at night and female if quiet. Now I'm reading that spots on the chest can determine sex. Am I confused? I'd say yes I am.

    If it is a female, I'd love to know the best way to encourage her to lay eggs. What is the best way to house the quail and any pertinent info so this quail is kept in comfort. Thanks


  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    It's a female. She will need proper feed and a calcium supplement as well as 14 hours of full spectrum light each day in order to lay.

    Feed her 20-24% gamebird layer or flight conditioner. Supplement with freely fed oysters shells.

    Make sure there is a full spectrum light creating at least a 14 hour up to a 16 hour daylight period.
  3. Quail lady

    Quail lady In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2013
    You should consider getting set up and buy a couple more females :) 1 quail egg every day or two is hard to find culinary use for :)

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