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quail for eggs only

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jackyboy, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2013

    I would like to keep 4 quails for eggs.

    Is it ok to have only females or is ot more productive to have a male to optimised egg laying.

    Just to have an idea,

    Is it better to have only 4 females or 4 females and a male.Bearing in mind that I will be rearing them for egg consumption.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC and the quail forums!

    A male is not needed for females to lay eggs and only causes more trouble. It is a myth that the girls need a man around to stimulate egg production. LOL So if all you are after is unfertilized eggs, then you can keep as many females as you wish. :)
  3. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2013
    Thanks very much. I shall get females only.

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