Only 1 hen laying?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by sbw82, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. sbw82

    sbw82 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thue other day I bought 11 Cortunix quail that the lady said were laying. I have 3 males and 8 females. When we picked them up there was an egg that she gave us. A couple of hours later at home there was another egg. That was 2 days ago and I have gotten 1 egg each day. Could there only be 1 or 2 hens laying or what? These are my first quail ever. I have 4 total eggs and I would like to try and hatch some. Any ideas as to what might be going on?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The stress of the move has most likely caused them to stop laying. Birds hate change.
     
  3. sbw82

    sbw82 Out Of The Brooder

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    About how long before they get settled back down?
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You need to be running a light or they arent going to lay until march-april. If they dont see 14-16 hours of light their bodies will assume its fall (like it is) and stop laying.

    Allow as much as 2 weeks after a move for them to settle in.
     
  5. sbw82

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    Thanks! I actually started this morning giving them an additional 2 hours of light. I turn it on at 5:00am and turn it off at 7:00.
     

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