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Quail: Are they seriously seasonal?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Toast n Jelly, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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    They stopped laying about a week ago! My quail are indoors and I've added extra light on a timer a couple of days ago but they haven't started back laying yet. Will they? Or are they done until Spring? This is the first fall/winter with them for me and I'm surprised that they quit so soon.
     

  2. wpalmisano

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    Quebec. The temperature dropped. Even if you use the light, it has to be somewhat warm too.
     
  3. aprophet

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    when I put lights on mine this past spring it took 2-3 weeks for them to respond these were bobs my coturnix are still going but they get some of the bobs light I am still getting a few fertile bobs eggs but we are getting like 12 hours daylight and I add a couple at either end of the day
     
  4. lagpmgdsls

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    Temperature doesn't affect them laying...only amount of light does. Could they be starting to moult? I have a few who are moulting now and they won't lay when they molt...just make a mess with their feathers everywhere and look extremely scraggly.
     
  5. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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    Quote:Would they shed at 2 and 4 months?
     
  6. lagpmgdsls

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    They could...



    Toast'n Jelly :

    Quote:Would they shed at 2 and 4 months?​
     
  7. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

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    Quote:Would they shed at 2 and 4 months?


    Esp if the weather changed...
     

  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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    Quote:And that's a blessing as far as I'm concerned [​IMG] This summer was almost unbearable but yep they'll be getting additional heat in awhile, I find it a little early to heat the barn now.
     
  9. Toast n Jelly

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    Quote:
    Esp if the weather changed...

    Hmmm....
     
  10. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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    Quote:Could they havebeen molting?
     

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