suggestions about quails


In the Brooder
9 Years
Sep 13, 2010
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.
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.....
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 .
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.
They all need 14 hours of light
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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