How do you stop quail for eating their eggs??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bwhite28, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. bwhite28

    bwhite28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone no a way to help stop or prevent bobwhite quial from eating their eggs? They were laying fine for almost a month and then all of the sudden I started seeing yolks runnig down through the wire and on the sides of the pens. I haven't been able to get the eggs out before they eat them. Does anyone have any solutions to my problem? Thanks!
     
  2. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's like chickens and other fowl once they learn where they can get an easy tasty meal they will continue to crack and eat eggs. Best thing is to collect more often once they start eating them. That or replace them.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't most quail kept in roll-out cages?

    Unfortunately, I do not have any other advice except a roll out cage. A cage with a slanted floor so the eggs "roll-out" where the birds cannot reach them.

    -Kim
     
  4. bwhite28

    bwhite28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thanks for the help.
     
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eat the quail. That stops the egg eating and is 100% failproof. [​IMG]
     
  6. bwhite28

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    hahaha ill think about that one.
     

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