Quail not laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PAquailMAN, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. PAquailMAN

    PAquailMAN New Egg

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    Hello BYC Members!!! I have gone to this website for lots of research and thought it was time to join. I am 14 and over the summer for my birthday I asked for quail. I found an add in the paper for quail and they sold a minimum of 50 at a time so I bought fifty. they are 12 weeks now and 5 died over the 12 weeks. I sold 20 to my neighbor and now have 25. the only problem is they haven't started laying yet and I don't know what to do. they are jumbo brown coturnix quail. they are all healthy and happy and I don't understand it. if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but they sure are cute little birds. Definitely post on our quail link that Kelsie2290 left you with, and take advantage of our quail experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail laying.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Quail are seasonal layers and will not lay this time of year unless you add extra lighting for them. 12 to 14 hours of light total. Never keep the light on past 16 hours a day. They need 8 hours of darkness. Don't crowd them in either. Make sure to give all these birds enough room to live a happy life.

    Enjoy your quail and welcome to our flock!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  7. PAquailMAN

    PAquailMAN New Egg

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    Thank you everyone I copied this thread and put in in the quail forum. thanks for all of the information.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Can quail gender be positively determined at this age? Not knowing the seller, I would question if you were indeed sold females.
     

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