Quail not laying??

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pontata, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Pontata

    Pontata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been 57 days since their birth and the girls don't seem to be laying? When will they start to lay then? A little help?

    It's also very warm here and they get light too

    They are coturnix quails
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  2. gorabbitgo

    gorabbitgo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll need about 14 hours of light per day to successfully lay. If you're in the northern hemisphere where it's currently fall, you'll need to provide them with a full-spectrum bulb to give them extra light.

    The later they start, though, the lower your chances of egg binding and calcium deficiency, so it's not always a bad thing for them to be late bloomers.
     
  3. Pontata

    Pontata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm near the equator. Which means it's constantly sunny, and they do have 14 hours of light- just that they're really, really late. I wonder why?
     
  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    57 days is what like 8 weeks, so if you are sure you have females they should be laying soon. good luck and enjoy your quail.
     
  5. Pontata

    Pontata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I have two males two females, but the girls aren't laying. I'm sure due to their vent and feathers. Hopefully I'll see some eggs soon!
     

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