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quails pecking their own eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DavidFromGlenEden, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. DavidFromGlenEden

    DavidFromGlenEden In the Brooder

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    Hi BYC,

    If we had two settings (a) 100 quails on a sloped wire (b) 100 quails on sawdust, how many eggs a day would make it intact at the end of the day?

    In scenario (a) the sloped wire would direct a 100 eggs in an egg tray, so 100 eggs would come out intact.

    In scenario (b) some quails peck their own eggs but how many? Say, all factors are the same, equal light, equal food 25% protein.

    I'm weighing out the egg loss in a barn style environment versus quails getting bored on a sloped wire environment. What other factor shall I consider as well, eg hygiene, disease control.

    Cheers,

    David
     
  2. DavidFromGlenEden

    DavidFromGlenEden In the Brooder

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    Hi BYC,

    I was told to expect 5 to 10% egg loss as a result of pecking when all hens are raised on any kind of floor rather than raised on the wire.

    Would this estimate sound right?

    Cheers,

    David
     

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