suggestions about quails

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Koturnix_AW, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Koturnix_AW

    Koturnix_AW Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 Coturnix Quails 1 rooster and 3 hens
    The rooster is 5 months old and the hens are 8 weeks old
    The problem right now is the rooster isn't trying to breed with the hens. The hens have been in the cage for 3 weeks and in those 3 weeks no interest in hens at all. Hens have not laid eggs as of yet.
    Is there something I can do
    any suggestions from the experts on this forum.
    thanks
     
  2. katheria

    katheria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    inside or outside?

    cold fronts temp changes ect can effect them.....

    quail are kinda freaked out by everything, for anything new will shut them down laying eggs....
    some females dont lay until 10 weeks or so that ive had.....
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If they're outside without extra lighting then don't expect them to lay many eggs anywway until spring.Coturnix need 14 ish hrs of light a day to lay , plus there could be other issues but i'll leave that to the folks who have more experience than i do .
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    They Need 14 Hrs Of Un-interupted Light A Day To Lay Fertile Eggs.
     
  5. Koturnix_AW

    Koturnix_AW Out Of The Brooder

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    What about the roo does he need 14 hours of light to be interested in mating w/ the hens?
    BTW thanks you all for the help.
     
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They all need 14 hours of light [​IMG]
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeppers..... Lighting Is Everything
     
  8. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might be mating when you're not watching.... I wouldn't be for sure that they're not doing anything at all.... They may just be discrete about it. lol
     
  9. Koturnix_AW

    Koturnix_AW Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I need lighting! Thank you very helpful.
     
  10. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    alot of folks on here use the LED Christmas lights cuz they don't use alot of electricity but give the birds the little bit of added light to keep them laying/breeding/fertile...
     

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