Newbie with 2 questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Moshy, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Moshy

    Moshy Hatching

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    Hello fellow quail raisers!
    I have had chickens for about a year and love them. So I branched out a little to some quail. Started when out bunny passed away, and we'll we'll there was a hutch sitting there unused .;)
    I first bought 3 quail at a flea market. Was told they were mountain, but really appear to be Italian and looks like one male 2 female .I then bought 5 more of various coutornix. The Italian we're not laying but the 5 I brought home (besides the one male) we're already laying .Got a few days with 4 .then .three. Then 2 .then one. Now no eggs for the past 3 days. I did have some construction going on in the backyard but still not sure why the Italian have not laid at all and all the others stopped. I was feeding crumble with about 18% protien and oyster shell suplimented with some meal work treats .Switched to game bird feed today with 24% protien .A few of the girls are a little tore up from one wildly horny male .lol
    Also, why do their little butts pulsate!?
    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Crowing

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    Quail don't like change. The eggs you were getting were in their system.

    Sometimes it may take them 2 to 3 weeks til they are comfortable with new surroundings before they start laying again.
     
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  4. Moshy

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    Thank you! Does it bother them to be held .They don't seem to mind it. But wondering if that can bother their egg laying .
     

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