Quick question about bobs laying habits

Discussion in 'Quail' started by QChickieMama, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Do they typically lay year-round? Begin in the spring? If they lay continually, how long with that last?

    They're at least 8 months old. I have a 14 hours/day light out in their coop, and they just began laying for me. Trying to figure if it's just the season to begin laying (we are having a very warm winter in NC) or if the light helped them think it's spring.
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    If you do not add extra heat and light to Bobs, they will begin laying in the spring and stop laying in the fall. April to Sept is pretty average. You probably have tricked them into laying, although each area of the country is different. And if their bodies feel it is warm enough and the light is right, they could start laying this time of year.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    LIGHT HOURS TRIGGERS EGG PRODUCTION... WITHOUT PROPER TEMPERATURE RANGE THEY WILL NOT BE FERTILE

    STIMULATED LAYING EVEN WITH PROPER LIGHT AND TEMP RANGES DURING OFF SEASON MONTHS WILL PRODUCE EGGS AT A NOTEABLY DECREASED FERTILITY LEVEL
     

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