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Discussion in 'Quail' started by el cotucho, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. el cotucho

    el cotucho In the Brooder

    Sep 15, 2015
    watauga tx
    Hi guys. My coturnix are 7 weeks old and still no eggs. I have 4groups of 6females and 1 male and they just eat and poop but no eggs. Heeeelp

  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

    Apr 20, 2015
    If their feed is proper (for instance game bird feed with 25+% protein and extra calcium supplied in a different bowl) and they get enough light (around 14 hours) and aren't stressed (if you moved them recently, they will most likely be a little stressed), it's just a matter of time before they start laying. I've never had coturnix, but that's what I've learned from reading this forum for months :)
  3. bush

    bush Chirping

    Feb 23, 2014
    I wouldn't be concerned about it, mine have always started laying at 8 weeks
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Genetics and stress determine when your quail start laying. Either they are from a line that doesnt lay early or something is stress them out. Search the forum before asking questions like this if you want a fast answer. This has been asked a million and a half times at least.

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