Quail have stopped laying and seem stressed

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Grags26, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Grags26

    Grags26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I'm relatively new to the whole backyard quail thing. I have 4 females and they were doing great for 3-4 months. They were all laying an egg a day, but I'm just getting one. They seem stressed in that they are continuously jumping around the cage and going after each other a little bit. They have stopped eating as much as well.

    Ive read a little bit about molting and stress molting...but any hints for how to get them out of this?

    thanks
     
  2. Kherome

    Kherome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is their pen? There are no males, right? Just the 4 girls?
     
  3. Grags26

    Grags26 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's fairly large for 4 birds, 3'x3' and varies in height from 1' to 2'. Definitely all female.
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are there any lights on outside your cages at night? like a street light or an auto porch light?
     

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