quail lighting question...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by the Pollo Loco, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so my japanese quail quit laying last week, I plan on lighting up their pen. for at least 2-3 xtra hrs a day. will they continue to lay thru fall and winter or how's it work?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    With 14 to 16 hours of lighting you can get the birds to continue laying through winter.
     
  3. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ks (Manhattan area)
    I was going to use like an 18" floresant fixture for mine will that work quaillady?
     
  4. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info.; I've got a small fluorescent light bulb set up, will keep you posted... [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Several people use christmas lights, I don't think you'd need a fluorescent light fixture.
     
  6. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Ks (Manhattan area)
    Would I really need a whole string of x-mas lights for 1 quad?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Aren't you keeping yours in your house? You won't need any lights for them in there. They just need enough light to see by so they can eat.
     
  8. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    I guess that would be true I guess I was thinking they needed a certain kind of light.
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yea this works good
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am using the little lights the Christmas lights the string is like 10-15 ' long is all I get them from the thrift stores around here
     

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