Quail Not Laying!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Lemon88, May 16, 2019.

  1. Lemon88

    Lemon88 Chirping

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    I have been wanting to incubate some of my single hen's eggs, hoping to get more females. I was even considering trying to see if she would go broody. She is currently kept with one other male, but they seem to get along very well and I don't see any signs of stress, etc. She only lays every so often, once every week or two. She is kept in a rabbit hutch outside in sunlight, and is given and organic layer feed from tractor supply. She was never a good layer from the beginning, unfortunately all of my good laying hens suddenly died. :( I hope I can get her laying well so I can increase my little flock.

    I plan on buying some celadon eggs to hatch in the future, but just want to try and hatch some of hers for now.
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    What type of quail?
     
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  3. Lemon88

    Lemon88 Chirping

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    Coturnix.
     
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    How old are they?
    The layer feed may not have enough protein in it.
    The one male may be just too much for her.

    Can you post a photo of their cage?
     
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  5. BReeder!

    BReeder! Crowing

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    I have 17 hens and 3 cocks and I cannot get my hens to lay either... I just keep feeding and keep waiting.
     
  6. Lemon88

    Lemon88 Chirping

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    It's this exact thing. They are 6 months. They have bedding of hay and aspen shavings. Let me look at the crude protein on the bag. How much do they need?
     

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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Have you ever feed them game bird feed/high 28%+ protein feed?
     
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  8. Lemon88

    Lemon88 Chirping

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    OK plot twist she was hiding them from me and made a nest I found them half buried? She has six eggs. I gave her some hay and she sat on them omg!!!
     
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