My quail stop laying now.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by yook2000, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. yook2000

    yook2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 15, 2010
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    This is my first year to raise quails. They are contrix quail. I have 10 hens and 3 roostors. They are seperated in 3 pens, 1 roo with 3/4 hens. They used to laying crazy in spring and ealry summer. While now, I only get 3 eggs every day. Any way I can do to encourage them laying more? Thannk you.
     
  2. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    It's most likely the heat. Mine are taking a bit of a breather now. It happens [​IMG]

    Ideal laying temps for coturnix is 45-55 deg. F.. Once you get through the late summer....you have fall to look forward to. It's a marathon, not a sprint!
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    vit c in the water helps with dealing with the heat, as well as egg production

    i put 1 500mg tablet(crushed up) in 26oz of water
     

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