time of laying an egg

Discussion in 'Quail' started by seviper, May 8, 2017.

  1. seviper

    seviper In the Brooder

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    If my coturnix quail layed an egg yesterday at 7:00 o'clock, will she lay her next egg tomorrow at the same time? (7:00)
    How does it work?
    When will she lay her next egg if she laid yesterday at 7:00 ?
    The same time approx ?
     
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  2. JurassicBawk

    JurassicBawk Songster

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    It will vary. I've read a few different places that it takes 25 hours to make an egg, and they occasionally take a day off, so there's no set pattern. Plus there's no clock in the coops, so they really don't go by a strict schedule. :) My quail mostly lay eggs in the evening, and my chickens mostly lay eggs in the morning, but I've had some get completely off schedule before.
     
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  3. dianneS

    dianneS Songster

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    I don't know? My quail seem to lay late in the day, every day. Some will pop out an egg in the afternoon and some won't lay til almost sundown! I collect eggs the next morning.
     
  4. geniash

    geniash Chirping

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    Same with mine, they start laying late afternoon and all are done with their job by sundown.
     
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