When do jumbo coturnix start layinf eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by pringle, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I heard from someone they start at 12 weeks,is this true?I thought it would be at 8 weeks.
     
  2. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my new batch just started laying....well, 4 outta 150 started laying. anyway, they're around 6 weeks give or take a day or two...
     
  3. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops.....double post...stupid computer!
     
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  4. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    How big are there eggs?
     
  5. fitzy

    fitzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one was actually bigger than average which kinda surprised me (kinda felt sorry for the hen...first egg out and OUCH!) the others have been between average and below. incidentally, i got a tiny egg the same time from one of my full grown breeders the same day...silly birds
     
  6. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    lol apreciate the info thx
     
  7. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with fitzy...6 weeks or there abouts. I've had them lay as early as 5 1/2 weeks, and never more than 8 weeks. Of course, this time of year, lights wouldn't hurt, and make sure you're feeding something like a 28% gamebird starter.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    6 To 22 Wks--- Depends On Breed And Conditions. The Bigger Birds Have A Tendancy To Start A Little Later. Usually 8 Wks Or So, But You Never Can Tell..... Since You Want The Eggs To Sell It'll More Than Likely Be The 22 Wks Give Or Take A Week..... (at Least Ways Thats How It Always Happens To Me..)
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My jumbos start laying around 8-10 weeks, but some have taken at least 12 weeks to start.
     

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