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quail for eggs only

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

  1. jackyboy

    jackyboy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    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

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    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

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    Thanks very much. I shall get females only.
     

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