Why aren't they laying?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by duckncover, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    My coturnix aren't laying...

    I give them game bird crumble and crushed oyster shells.
    Water w/ vitamins (for healthy plumage) and plenty of places to hide in there huge cage. I give them fresh corn on the cob and lettuce every now and then.
    Is there anything else I should be giving them? I've never gotten an egg from a quail...do they hide them?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    How old are they? Everything sounds good. It is possible that they are eating them. Silly question~~Are you sure there are females? [​IMG]
     
  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Ahappychick told me they were 5 hens and one roo.

    I got them about 1 week to 1 1/2 week ago.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    How old are they?

    If you just got them, the move can throw off their laying. It could take up to a month before they start laying, if they are old enough.
     
  5. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

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    Okay I took pictures of all them.

    What are they?

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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The last one is a male, the others are female. If you just got them, just give them some time to adjust to their new home. I moved my button quail from inside to outside earlier this spring, and it made them stop laying for about a month.
     
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    you def need to wait another week and a half before the freak out [​IMG] the last one is a roo, the rest are hens.

    After 3-4 weeks after the move they aren't laying still, I'd start looking for an egg eater [​IMG] What feed are you using exactly? what's the % of protein.
     

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