Quail not laying.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by SouthernQuail, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. SouthernQuail

    SouthernQuail New Egg

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    I have 8 quail in a large outside pin. 6 F: 2 M . They have a nice safe run. We added 5 new girls about three weeks ago and the one hen I had that was laying has stopped. There pin is very clean. I feed an egg laying crumble, and supplement greens here and there to keep them happy. Why wont they lay?? I was getting an egg a day from the one, now nothing. I haven't even seen my male mount, and he is normally VERY active with the ladies. Any ideas?
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will only lay eggs when there is a proper amount of day light to trigger their metabolism to lay. THis time of year they don't get enough light. Buy a full spectrum bulb and increase their light so they get 14-16 hours of light per day. If they are molting wait until they finish or you can cause a double molt.
     
  3. SouthernQuail

    SouthernQuail New Egg

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    Thanks for the info :) I will try that. Merry Christmas!
     
  4. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also stress from adding the new birds could cause them to stop temporarily adding light and giving them time to get use to each other should solve the issue.
     

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