They need how many hours of light to lay?????

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lagpmgdsls, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the answer but...

    when I went out to give my quail fresh water bottles (or should I say unfrozen) today, one of them had laid an egg. I am in CT where we are not even getting close to 14 hrs of light a day......
     
  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that'sawesome..how do you teach them to drink from water bottles?
     
  3. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very easy....


    I didn't really have to teach them. I just hang water bottles on the cage and they are so curious that it just takes one to go over and see what the shiney drip is. The others follow. I usually switch them to the water bottle at about 2 weeks of age.
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:POP IT IN THE BATOR AND SEE IF ITS FERTILE? I DOUBT IT, BUT INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW [​IMG]

    MANY WILL STILL LAY THE ODD EGG EVEN WITHOUT THE REQUIRED DAYLIGHT, BUT FERTILITY WILL BE DEPLORABLE ( ITS THAT WHOLE MOOD LIGHTING AND ROMANCE THING?) AND THE LAYING RATE WILL BE LOW. BUT DO TRY AND LET US KNOW WHAT COMES OF IT! ME, I'M A SLAVE DRIVER! GOT 'EM UNDER 16+ HRS OF LIGHT WITH AN EMPTY EGG CARTON ON 1 SIDE OF THE PEN AND A CROCK POT ON THE OTHER JUST FOR MOTIVATION.... HE HE
     
  5. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Post a pic or send me a private pic... I gotta see this!!!
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I Alway Say 16 Hours, To Be Sure. But most will lay with as little as 12 hrs.
     
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  7. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it was frozen and cracked so I just chucked it into the woods..no bator for this egg,
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Quote:I tried this, they never touched the bottle, ever. [​IMG]
     
  9. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my birds all on bottles. The chickens were about 4 months old but the quail were younger. I would squeeze the bottle a little so it dripped and they figured it out really quickly. They had a harder time with the spring loaded ones but got use to the ones without springs very quickly.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I'M A SLAVE DRIVER! GOT 'EM UNDER 16+ HRS OF LIGHT WITH AN EMPTY EGG CARTON ON 1 SIDE OF THE PEN AND A CROCK POT ON THE OTHER JUST FOR MOTIVATION

    [​IMG]

    As for bottles, I have even got ducks to use them, but they still need to be able to dunk their heads. The water bottle was great for overnight though.​
     

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