time of laying an egg

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

  1. seviper

    seviper In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2017
    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 ?
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  2. JurassicBawk

    JurassicBawk Songster

    Jun 23, 2016
    Hixson, TN
    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.
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  3. dianneS

    dianneS Songster

    Mar 16, 2009
    South Central PA
    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

    Jul 12, 2016
    Same with mine, they start laying late afternoon and all are done with their job by sundown.
    dianneS likes this.

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