I'm guessing I won't see eggs till spring from my coturnix then?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Emilys3guppies, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6 girls are 9 and 10 weeks old now and not an egg to be seen. Their diet is good, enough protein and calcium. They seem to be really happy...nobody picking on anyone else or anything like that.

    But I just checked the sunrise/sunset times for my area and we're only getting 12hours of daylight now. That means no eggs till spring, right?

    Thanks,
    Emily
     
  2. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
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    mine started laying at 5 1/2 weeks I am still getting around 40 eggs a day from my girls we are getting around 11 1/2 hours of daylight here in the mountains of Ky it gets daylight about 7:30 and dark around & 7 so you should be getting eggs. I have jumbo browns .
     
  3. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    hmmmm what type of quail you have?How many?
     
  4. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are jumbo brown coturnix. There are 6 hens in the hutch.
     
  5. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    hmmmm I really dunno I hope someone with more expeirence will ansewr this.
     
  6. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it helps: I'm giving them boiled egg...all crushed up with the shell once a week, along with various greens throughout the week that they seem to enjoy. They are on turkey starter that is 26% protein.

    I bought them two weeks ago...do you think that the move would disrupt them this long?
     
  7. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    Im thinking that the move is the thing that distrupted them.who dod you get the quail from?
     
  8. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I bought them from a woman who had an ad on kijiji. Her setup was really nice...just kept a hundred or so of them as a hobby. Clean, painted and all the birds are really friendly. She had 50 young hens she was selling and I bought 6 of them. We drove them 2.5 hours home though.
     
  9. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    You think she maybe lied about the hens age?
     
  10. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think i read somewhere that jumbo takes a little longer maybe 12 weeks
     

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