laying again!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by tbone, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. tbone

    tbone Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    southern illinois
    well they started laying again after the addition of new birds and a feed switch 10 days ago.heres what adding a few new birds into the pen and upping the protein in the feed from rual king 20%meat bird crumble to 28% buchheit game bird starter(non medicated) did to my girls egg production.
    before this it was 10-15 eggs a day
    monday june 22 added birds changed feed. eggs for the day 12
    tuesday june 23 eggs 8
    wednesday june 24 eggs 7
    thursday june 25 eggs 7
    friday june 26 eggs 9
    saturday june 27 eggs 0.0000
    sunday june 28 eggs 1
    monday june 29 eggs 3
    tuesday june 30 eggs 1
    wednesday july 1 eggs 5 *was out of feed so i went back to a 20% breeder ration last night
    today july 2nd eggs 13!!!!!!
    now i just hope the switch last night dont mess them up this is the feed i will stick with now as long as buchheit keeps it in stock...
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2009
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    Interesting! I'm getting 5 extra eggs a day now on changing to a 22% feed (used to be a 20% protien) i didn't think it would make a diff. but it deffinatly did...mind you all these birds are way over 12 weeks old... and have been laying 20 a day for a while, now this new feed and im getting 5 more can't complain there [​IMG]
  3. tbone

    tbone Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    southern illinois
    Quote:you know i have noticed that the quail seem to have more energy and seem to try and fly more with the 28% feed.also it was mid 90's and very humid the week i changed the feed . and the day after they quit laying we cooled way down upper 70's so i guess you could count heat stress as a factor too.....

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