Why aren't they laying?

duckncover

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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?
 

shelleyd2008

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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?
 

shelleyd2008

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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.
 

shelleyd2008

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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.
 

Boyd

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you def need to wait another week and a half before the freak out
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
What feed are you using exactly? what's the % of protein.
 

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