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how do you make quail lay eggs???

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Taylor, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a quartet of coturnix quail and i was wondering how i would make them start laying, i'm in the mood for quails eggs! Yum
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Squeeze them reall hard--- eggs should pop right out! (just kidding--- No seriously dont do that!)

    Coturnix quail need 14 hrs of uninterupted light a day to stimulate laying.
     
  3. kingbee

    kingbee Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you stop them?[​IMG] I get 60 a day,will soon run out of room in the incubator. Give them light,keep them warm during the cold, after a few weeks they should start to lay.
     
  4. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't get them wet, never feed them after dark... Oh wait thats something else. Lots of light. Mine get light 24/7 at 150 watts in an 8 x 10 room. Also good feed! Which is sometimes hard to find. I make a blend for mine, 1 part calf manna, 1 part cat food, 1 part chicken layer and 4 parts chick starter all ground in a coffee mill. Works great and makes good eggs!

    Chris
     
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  5. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just walk by the pen eating a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken, stop look down and smile.
    The next day i have a load of eggs and very nervous quail. [​IMG]
     
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  6. kenman

    kenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks folks, I needed a laugh!
     
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  7. jonesrobert101

    jonesrobert101 New Egg

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    oh arent we a funny bunch.....yerr thanx for the laugh
     
  8. Mwilliams32931

    Mwilliams32931 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lmao! What a great way to start the day :)
     
  9. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunlight, protein and oyster shell. Happy quail will not stop laying eggs. Mine get fresh straw everyday. They love straw.
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Someone on here mentioned 24/7 light. This will not only stop your quail from laying, they will die early from exhaustion. You will need to increase lighting to at least 14-16 hours of light. I use a full spectrum bulb which has ample vitamin D in it. Protein boosts is important as well. Remember, patience is key with any animal. They will lay when they want to.
     

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