help with my kings

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Sians quails, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Sians quails

    Sians quails Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys

    I need some help with my king quail pair.

    So far she has laid 3 batches of eggs
    1st on I let her sit, 2nd one I took away to incubate, and the 3rd one which was much smaller than the other I let her sit.

    When she got off the 3rd lot (after approx 10 days) and didn't get back on for 2-3 days I took them away from her so she could start again.

    It's been a few weeks and since then they have both become a bit skittish and only come out of their enclosed side of the cage into the open part at night time, they have not since laid any more eggs or seem to be eating much.

    Is there any way I can encourage them to come out or lay eggs?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. birdymama

    birdymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they indoors or outdoors and what sort of floor are they on?
    You could try giving them some bugs or spinach leaves.
     
  3. Sians quails

    Sians quails Out Of The Brooder

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    They are outdoors and on a mesh floor but have a kitty litter tray in the enclosed part for a dirt bath.
    They have been happy living in this for months now. I will try and get some bugs but that might be hard until my mealworms are availiable (they are all beetles at the moment)
    Have been giving them some vegies but they don't seem to care much for them until nighttime.
     
  4. birdymama

    birdymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have ours on sugar cane mulch with a doghouse to hide in filled with leaf rakings. They also have one of those upturned seashells with sand in it for dust baths. We just changed the position of the aviary recently because they weren't laying, added a few things and tidied up and they started laying again.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012

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