Quail outside

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jtbuck, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. jtbuck

    jtbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got a few more Coturnix Quail and decided to put them outside in a old chicken pen not being used. Anything I should watch for, or should they be ok??
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch for Shivering, otherwise they should be good,
     
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  3. jtbuck

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    It seems they have quit laying, temps are like 57 at night and near 75-79 day. Could that be a problem??
     
  4. stricklandquail

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    Those temperatures, they should be just fine.
     
  5. jtbuck

    jtbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Another question...
    Before I put the quail outside I was getting an egg a day. Now that they are outside not 1 egg out of 8 hens in over a week.
    Any suggestions?
    Do Quail have a laying season, and is it over??

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017
  6. Dani xxx

    Dani xxx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They stop laying when stressing and moving them would of done that but they should start up again once thee are no more changes. Mine just started laying a couple of weeks ago here in the uk as started getting longer days people have said that April to September is their usual laying season ! X
     
  7. jtbuck

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    Thanks will give them more time.
     
  8. jtbuck

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    Still no eggs. Could pen be too big/open??
     
  9. stricklandquail

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    Well, once they shut down for a period of time, it may take a while for them to come back on board with the laying. As long as they are mature, are getting the proper light, avoid extremes in temperature, and are being fed a proper feed, they should lay, assuming they are otherwise healthy looking birds.
     

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