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My quail hate me. **Update--they don't hate me as much as they did!**

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Appaloosa Hill Farm, May 11, 2009.

  1. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They aren't laying. My A&Ms are at least 12 weeks old, males are crowing but no eggs from the 4 girls. Not a one. I've owned them about a month and the previous owner (who wasn't keeping them in the best conditions conducive to laying and was feeding them low-protein food) said no eggs for him either. I just bought 5 browns from a member here--4f/1m--16 weeks old. Laying for her. Not for me. They've been here a week. [​IMG] They hate me. [​IMG] Ok, whinefest over. On to the details: Visual light from sun up to sun down with an over head light left on for another 3 hours after sundown. Feeding 28% protein gamebird food with occasional treats of mealworms. What else need I do?
     
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  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    wait [​IMG] Birds that have been moved can take up to a month to start laying again (at least that's what Monarch told me when I had the same problem)
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    You're doing everything right now you just need to wait [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    I'm sorry but I thought the title of your post was funny!

    I picture a bunch of quail out in the coop, with big black smudges over their heads when you come out. One of them has found a piece of cardboard and has scratched, "Wii haat dedle!!" and is pacing around in front of the door. Another has scratched, "No aigs for U!" on the side of a brood box.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:[​IMG] that is soo cartoon worthy!!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I found a tiny can of spray paint in the A&Ms' cage. I have a sneaking suspicion it was they who tagged my van. The browns are always whispering amongst themselves and looking pointedly my direction. They make me nervous and are planning a coup in the coop I do believe. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the replies. I know I need to be patient with them.....but darn it, I want EGGS!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and be prepared for a "LOOK WHAT I GOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" thread when they lay the first egg. Just warnin' ya. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Quote:I found a tiny can of spray paint in the A&Ms' cage. I have a sneaking suspicion it was they who tagged my van. The browns are always whispering amongst themselves and looking pointedly my direction. They make me nervous and are planning a coup in the coop I do believe. [​IMG]

    ROFLMAO!! I love this!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo!! They don't hate me as much as I though! Eggs, beautiful eggs... 3 a day since I posted this! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] 2 of the A&Ms and one Pharoahs are laying. Now, if the other 4 will catch up, we'll be in business! [​IMG]
     

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