Quail stopped laying help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Strummer, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Strummer

    Strummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bird stopped laying this week . Guess I need to give them some more light ? What kind of lights should I use ?
     
  2. geniash

    geniash Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can also stop laying because they are molting or something has stressed them. Stress can be anything from predators lurking (real or imaginary), enclosure being moved, new quail neighbors, change in food etc.
     
  4. Strummer

    Strummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It kinda looks like they might of started molting . I have a bunch of feathers on the ground around the coop . All birds are accounted for too .
     
  5. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine just finished their molt. Feathers scattered is a tell-tale sign.
     
  6. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can vouch for that! Looks like there was a fight but it's just molting - next you may see greasy looking spikes, freaked me out when I was petting a quail and thought it had a bunch of tiny hard bumps under its feathers on the skin, was just growing feather shafts [​IMG]
     
  7. Strummer

    Strummer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm starting to get a few more eggs . Had 7 last night . Was getting 17 to 18 out of 20 hens before they stopped .
     

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