spring fever

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Jaybird14, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Jaybird14

    Jaybird14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting antsy for my quail to start laying. If i add a light source, today, get them up to 15 or so hours , when do you think i'll see eggs??

    Thanks!!
    Jay
     
  2. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll lay with 12 hours and, really, 14 hours is plenty. I read a study where two 15 minute periods of light 12 hours apart kept them laying. Don't just add hours of light to their day; it can mess them up. Add an hour extra light every 5-7 days until they start laying.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    to answer your question it will take 2-3 weeks before you see any eggs and another week or more before they become consistent.
     
  4. Jaybird14

    Jaybird14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll start adding light today and keep you posted .

    Thanks for the info!!!
    Jay
     
  5. Jaybird14

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    they dropped the first two eggs yesterday. 3 weeks into "added light" my light was not very consistent
    my timer went on the fritz a few days in, then the bulb burnt out. not very scientific but I'm getting eggs earlier than i should. :)

    today we will get 11 hrs and 53 min of natural light.

    Time to warm up the "cooker"

    Good luck all and have fun!!

    Jay
     
  6. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 11 hours and 45 minutes of daylight here, but my quail - buttons - are in a building with just a few, small windows, so they have been on about 9 hours of artificial light - during the usual daylight hours - all winter. They haven't been laying until within the last week - now I'm suddenly drowning in eggs, even though I only have 4 hens :D I don't even know whether to hope for them to start incubating the eggs, I'll drown in chicks rather than eggs if they do :p
     
  7. Jaybird14

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    see if the eggs will sell?

    have fun!!
     
  8. Jaybird14

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    First eggs in !
     
  9. Jaybird14

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    my first batch went to lockdown last night. :)
     

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