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when do northern bobwhite lay eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quailguy, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. quailguy

    quailguy In the Brooder

    May 31, 2011
    my bobwhites were born on march 8th this year.i live in northern utah will they lay eggs this year or will i have to wait till next year for them to start laying?,i have seen my males mounting the females for the past 2 weeks does that mean they will?

  2. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    I'd say the time is nigh.......... Should be any time now, and since the days get shorter after June 21st, some artificial lighting with a timer to give them about 16 - 17 (total) hours of light will prolly help production kick in.
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    they need 14 + hours of light here lately we are losing daylight just check a sunrise sunset table some birds can be caused to lay by putting them under lights other don,t care how many lights you turn on
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    They should start laying fairly soon. Do not expect high yields on the eggs yet. They are still young. But come next spring they will be laying like crazy and will also be more fertile. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011

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