my results of adding light

Discussion in 'Quail' started by farrier!, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    After 2 weeks of one or two eggs all week I broke down and put the quail inside and added one light. I plug it in around 6-7 in the morning and it is unplugged around 9-10 at night. Yesterday we collected 5 eggs. A lot better then one a week!! [​IMG]

    On the shopping list is a timer for the light but it is nice to be up and outside for a check in the morning dark.
     
  2. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

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    My timer kicks the light on in the morning fo a short time & back on in the evening for a few hours also. Congrats on the increased eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2009
  3. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Songster

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    That's great to know! I'm putting my 6 laying hens inside under lights in the garage on the weekend. I hope to start seeing eggs too!!
     
  4. mschickychick

    mschickychick Songster

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    Thanks for sharing that. Mine are inside and I'm starting to see a slight decline in egg laying. I will supplement with some light too.

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  5. ugly ducky

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    Yep, those lights really help! As I posted in another thread, my quail were slowing down to 15 -18 eggs per day. Lights have been on for a couple weeks now, and yesterday I got 39 eggs. Big difference! I keep mine on a timer set for 4 am, natural light through the day, then off at 7 pm.
     
  6. winstonsgrrrl

    winstonsgrrrl In the Brooder

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    I have my quail cage on my patio, about 10-15 feet from my porch light. I just got them Sunday and they're only 5 wks old, so not laying yet. Is this enough light for them? It's not super bright, but I can look out my window and see them perfectly well.
     
  7. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Do you think rope lighting would work... I have some white and it would be easy to wrap that around all the cages and would take the elements well.


    Nancy
     
  8. Kullas

    Kullas Crowing

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    it should im going to be using white chrstmas lights the bigger bulbed ones
     

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