Will my quails start laying soon?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by lisameow, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two females and one male king quail. It's spring now but aren't laying? They aren't tame so do you think that maybe they aren't laying because whenever I change their food and water or bedding it disturbs them so muck that they won't lay?
     
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they, what do you feed them, how many hours of light do they get a day and how big is their enclosure?
     
  3. lisameow

    lisameow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey sorry for not replying sooner... They just started laying:D i think the problem was that it just needed to heat up a bit more
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heat has nothing to do with egg laying. They don't start laying in the spring because it's getting warmer. It's because the days get longer. They need 14-16 hours of light a day to lay.
     
  5. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A sudden extreme change in temperature up or down can cause stress leading to decreased egg production. But that would be the stress not the temperature that caused it.
     

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