My female chinese painted quail has not laid for over a week she has 1 pied male with her and they are fine happy with lots of space and a strict 18 hours of light a day I feed her on a 18% protein layers mash and fresh veg every day! She was laying everyday when I got her 10 days ago for 3 days but nothing ever since I was wondering if there is anything else I can do to encourage her? She does have a enclosed nest but she never goes inside there she was laying behind there before! Thanks for the help!

Chinese Painted Quail are seasonal layers, the do not lay like chickens, it could be that she is on her resting period, which could last 3-4 weeks before she lays again.

Do you feed green food such as Broccoli, Kale, Meal worms , these can help toward her coming into lay again.

Quail breeder of many species.

 

4 Responses to My female silver specked chinese painted quail has not layed for 1 week?

  1. poodle power says:

    Laying eggs take alot out of the female. Chinese painted quail don’t lay everyday usually i have several and some days get several eggs and them for weeks non at all. And they lay them all over the avairy floor.It is important they have a healthy diet fesh veg is good for them but they don’t just need layers mash . They are birds that are usually keep on the bottom of an aviary with other birds so will eat there seed. With mine they have a mixture of budgie seed, canary seed , finch seed and egg food. They also like millet and should have access to a cuttlefish to peck which is good for there beak. I also crush a cuttlefish and mineral block to a fine powered and sprinkle on their food . They also love live mealwormers which are healthy for them. You say you have a male and a female you should never just keep a pair as the male will over mount the female you should have atleast 3 females with one male.
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    chinese painted quail owner many years

  2. Sunflower says:

    Moving home is always stressful for any kind of poultry, including quails, however nice their new home, and if a bird is in lay, it’s very common for egglaying to stop for a while. You will know when she has settled and feels safe, because she will begin to lay again.
    You may find its a good idea to get at least one more female, preferably two, as otherwise the male at wear her out and damage her feathers if there isn’t another girl or girls to help spread his attentions, and this may be stressful for her as well.
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  3. Myra says:

    My hen lays everyday but she lays in periods.. I feed my girl 24%.. She may just want more places to lay and moving the birds cause alot of stress..
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  4. Goldy says:

    Chinese Painted Quail are seasonal layers, the do not lay like chickens, it could be that she is on her resting period, which could last 3-4 weeks before she lays again.

    Do you feed green food such as Broccoli, Kale, Meal worms , these can help toward her coming into lay again.

    Quail breeder of many species.
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