Help with getting my corturnix to lay

Discussion in 'Quail' started by qlicer49, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. qlicer49

    qlicer49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 3 males and 4 females, males are making the mating call I believe ones mated already, how can I get them to lay soon I can't wait to do my first batch of eggs in the incubator!
     
  2. lewee

    lewee Out Of The Brooder

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    ive found that seperating them, helps alot, i had 5 quail, 1 was male, they laid 4-5 eggs a day, then i went to 40 quail, still only 4-5 eggs a day. so i made sections in the pen, put 1 male and 4 females in each section, in 1 week i was gettin 20 eggs a day (food is a 17 % layer crumb)
     
  3. qlicer49

    qlicer49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try that out thanks
     
  4. lewee

    lewee Out Of The Brooder

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    results showed for me in 4 days, and no problem
     
  5. quail31

    quail31 Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe remove some of the males. I would suggest you have one male to four females . ! hope this helps. Also make sure you look very carefully for the eggs. My youngsters lay in the strangest of places !!
     
  6. EggShells2013

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    How often would they go broody ? Mine had being laying since February this year,but no eh as being interested in hatching. I reall wanted them to reproduce so I can have some for meat as well. I only have 4 ..one male 3 girls
     
  7. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    From what I have gathered they aren't likely to go broody, your best opportunity to grow your flock is using an incubator.
     
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  8. quail31

    quail31 Out Of The Brooder

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    HowieNZ is correct it is very rare for coturnix quail to incubate their own eggs. I think the incubator is easier. GOOD LUCK!!!
     
  9. EggShells2013

    EggShells2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got just one girl for the last 2 weeks loosing all her feathers, if I grab her feathers comes out too. What's wrong?
     
  10. lowbike1

    lowbike1 New Egg

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    my button quail are the same, was thinking it was probably a stress thing?
     

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