My quail stop laying now.

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

  1. yook2000

    yook2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    New Haven County
    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 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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