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When do quails stop laying eggs and what to do with them?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quail862, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. Quail862

    Quail862 Out Of The Brooder

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    My coturnix quails are in the second year and they are great. I am just wondering for how long can they lay eggs and after they stop what to do with them?
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the oldest ive personally kept egg laying quail are about two years old. I definitely get the most eggs in their first year, but they seem to lay fairly well in the second year. They lay less in the second year if i keep them laying over the winter...the seem to burn out. After they stop laying, i eat them. Well, technically the older ones usually go to the dogs. I feed my dogs a homemade diet, and they love older quail :D
     

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