Laying Quail in the winter....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by soldsoul4foos, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. soldsoul4foos

    soldsoul4foos New Egg

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    Hi,

    Something I'm not sure of after reading a bunch on Quail. I know they need to be kept out of the wind in the cold winter, and need 16 hours of light to lay. Is temperature a factor for laying as well, or simply light?

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Extreme cold can be a factor but often it's no concern and they'll keep right on plugging. Quail come from climates that get quite cold in the winter. Bobwhites are native to cold states like Wisconsin and Minnesota, coturnix are native to Russia and Northern China
     

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