I have only gotten one Big Brown egg and 1 A&M egg = Why not more?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chicken_angler, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Well I have 10 Big Brown hens and 2 A&M hens and I have only gotten one egg from each breed two days after I got them. that was at least a week ago and I havent even seen the shell of an egg or anything. Is there something I may not be doing right for them? I have them on a actual quail food tha I was given for free. If that is old could it be stopping them from laying?

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  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    the stress from the move can slow down or stop the egg laying process for two weeks or so. Did you happen to pick those up from Don by chance? [​IMG]
     
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Yes I did. Did you get the birds from him for dog training? He told me someone up in michigan bought a bunch for training their dogs or something like that. lol

    I actualy got 18 birds from him. 13 big browns, 3 A&M's, and a pair of mexican speckled bobwhites.

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  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    [​IMG] I thought that was you!!! He told me someone from toledo area was/or had come out. I bought the rest of the jumbo's from him before he took them to the auction. The dog trainer came out the day before I got there!!!!!

    He still had A & M's left, but I couldn't pass up the deal he had, 'cuz I've had hordes of raccoons attacking my outdoor pens and coops (moved my operation to garage) [​IMG]

    When you said big browns I thought couldn't be........... (what he calls the jumbo's [​IMG] )
     
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
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    Quote:Cool!I cant believe how many people I have met on here that are part of BYC and buy birds from the same people as me! lol

    I only got 3 A&m's because Don wasnt 100% sure on how to sex them

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  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    [​IMG] Being colorblind I wait till they crow then ziptie the left foot [​IMG]

    A&M's, well sexing those would have to be by the vent. Monarc23 has a great thread on how to sex them with a video.
     

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