jumbo cotunix not laying eggs

badwhiskey

Songster
8 Years
Mar 29, 2013
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Just purchased 6 quail from a large Avery...now in a hoop coop above ground not laying eggs? 2 males 4 females...its been 2-3 weeks! No eggs
 

dc3085

Crowing
7 Years
Jan 6, 2013
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SF Bay Area, California
Some lines wont lay as quickly as others so until theyre 12 weeks old i wouldnt worry. Also moving is a huge stress and could still be the issue. Or predators could be bothering them in the night. Or possibly your dog or cat if you have one. If quail arent laying, they arent old enough, arent getting enough hours of light, or are stressed out.
 

dc3085

Crowing
7 Years
Jan 6, 2013
3,288
356
251
SF Bay Area, California
Shade should be ok. Its light hours in a day that trigger metabolic process like egg laying. Where are you located? You may need to add a couple hours of light depending on how much youre getting. 14-16 is the magic number
 

badwhiskey

Songster
8 Years
Mar 29, 2013
205
17
141
When I purchased the birds they were laying...they went from an Avery to a hutch..stress and light?
 

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