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Question abput Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Morgaine, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    There is an add on CL for Quail eggs and it says that they start laying at 6-8 weeks old. Is that true? It says they are Jumbo Cortnix quail.
     
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Yep its true. But there also like chickens some begin laying sooner than others.
    We've had some start laying at 6 weeks and other that still aren't laying at 10 weeks.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    They start crowing/calling at 8 weeks. My guy here is a big mouth but SO CUTE.
    He's not laying eggs yet but we are hoping he starts any day.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:PC he looks great! So fat! Our guys haven't started crowing yet, at least from what I can tell. No eggs yet, but we should get them any day now [​IMG]
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:he he if its a male he wont lay eggs im sure you know that jsut pickin LOL!
     
  6. Morgaine

    Morgaine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
    Texas
    Thank you everyone for the reply. Learn something everyday. Are these the Cornish Rocks of the Quail world?

    PC, beautiful bird you have.
     
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:if you mean because cornish are meat birds then why yes yes you're correct lol!
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Yeah, he thinks so. [​IMG]
     

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