Why aren't my Buttons laying?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickieBooBoo, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    They are just under 12 weeks and no eggs yet [​IMG] I'm pretty sure I have 2 females and a male, I thought Buttons started layed a lot sooner? [​IMG]
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Sometimes the stress of having an extra hen in the cage can cause a delay in egg laying. Likewise if there are more than a pair in a given territory.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It could be several things...not the right kind of feed, inadequate lighting...it's really hard to say. Mine seem to quit laying when they want their cages cleaned...hopefully that's their current problem cause they aren't laying for nothing!
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:When I had mine in group pens they never did take longer to lay. Usually it was around 8-10 weeks old. If they are raised together they don't really stress out as much as you think.
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:I can switch them onto a layer ration with soy flour for protien if that will help them start
     

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