Ok, what is happening with my eggs, need answers

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Everlong, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

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    So about a month and a half my quail stopped laying eggs, well out of 4, 3 did. My quail changed their feathers etc. Nothing changed in the environment except light-associated with the season. I installed a 100w solar panel with a 7w led flood light to supplement.
    I still get one egg a day. ***? yes, I know, change of season, environment ....but how come, one keeps laying everyday????
     
  2. beautifulchaos

    beautifulchaos Just Hatched

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    Are you sure it's the same one laying every time? We have 3 consistent layers and they alternate
     
  3. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

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    no idea, I think its from the same hen. When other were laying eggs were different sizes. Now they are very similar looking size/color wise.
    Still getting one. No idea what went wrong.
     
  4. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The speckled pattern on the egg is roughly the same from the same hen (or so I've heard). I would try a full spectrum light bulb to see if it makes a difference and extend a day from the early morning so that the quail experience a natural sunset. Also make sure they are getting at least 14 hours of light.
     
  5. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, got 3 today, first time in like 3 months. You can see the two on the right side are "different". I think my solar setup works ;)




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  6. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I forget how many hours of light quail need for egg laying but im sure its 13-16 hours to inhibit egg laying. I have mine on a sensor for about 15-16 hours a day and almost all my quails still lay
     

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