My silly coturnix won't lay! I figured it out!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by taraann81, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I hatched these guys March 5th. They still arent laying. They are fed(waste) free choice turkey starter(highest protein feed I can get at 28%) and of course have water 24/7. There is 2 males to about 10 females. None of them are picking on each other all there feathers are intact but I do hear crowing...what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks guys!

    UPDATE

    Apparently you need to post on BYC to get your quail to lay. I got my first 2 eggs today!
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  2. aprophet

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    are they getting 14-16 hours of light?
     
  3. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
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    I would say so. They are housed outside and the days are quite long now.
     
  4. aprophet

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    All mine started right before they were 6 weeks old , but they are kina in the back away from everything noise of the street foot traffic etc it gets hot here I have been kina worried about mine a little I have misted them a coupla of times. I f you start at their feet they seem to enjoy it. [​IMG]

    oh yea it looks like Y'all are up to almost 15 and a half hours of daylight a day

    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=250
     
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  5. Friend2Fowl

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    Make sure they or something else is not eating the eggs, there isn't any reason why they shouldn't be laying.
     
  6. byoung14ever

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    I have had some lay in 7 weeks and some wait til 10 or 12 weeks. they will lay soon if roosters are crowing. The more you stress the longer it will be!!They should have plenty of light anywhere right now unless you have them in a basement!! One day you have none, soo you will be over run..
     
  7. GBov

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    Must remember that for when my quailettes get to that stage!
     
  8. Plain_View_Farm

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    Good one...
     

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