quails lay without a male?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Eggcellent7301, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    i was wondering if quails need a male around to keep laying well. i have heard about 'laying pellets' and i'm not sure what thats about. And i'm going to keep it organic so i don't want any weird hormone injections or hormone feed.
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    The girls will lay at the same rate with out without a male around. No need for hormone injections. [​IMG]
     
  3. Eggcellent7301

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    thank goodness!
     
  4. I have one female all alone and she lays an egg a day without the help of Mr Love. So there is no need for a roo to facilitate laying.
     
  5. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Layer pellets are a ration for birds that are laying. You can't really buy an organic feed for quail. They need a high percentage of protein and organic feeds don't have that. Your best bet is to buy Purina game bird starter. There are many types of quail, I would go with coturnix if I were you. read up on the different kinds and make your decision. [​IMG]
     
  6. Eggcellent7301

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    what would be some good sources of proteins?
     
  7. Eggcellent7301

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    i could make my own:)
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Eggs. see the delimma?

    Also layer feed has added calicum, to make eggshells. Otherwise the eggs look like jello, and pop.
     
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  9. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try to make a formula, but it would be a lot better to use some game bird starter.
     
  10. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you get some roasted soybeans you can grind them up and boost the layer ration. THat is what I do cause the gamebird food I can get is only 20%.
     

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