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post #21 of 29
Hope this girl hatches some chicks for you! I have a pair in each of my planted aviaries. The hens will go broody if I let them, and 2 actually build a nest of sorts at the base of some bamboo! I'll have to get pictures of them.
post #22 of 29

And how did it turn out?
How many male (pointy eggs) versus female (round eggs)? ;)

post #23 of 29
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Sorry I've been busy, she gave up after about 10 days which was a bummer.... So those eggs got put in the compost 😔

On other news, I made a home-made incubator and hatch one lonely chick 😄😍 lol she loves to be held and pats...
I say 'she' because this chick hatch from a round egg, so I'm waiting for her to grow up so I can sex her at hopefully 6 weeks!
post #24 of 29
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Her name is Jewel 😄
Edited by bbzoee - 3/18/16 at 9:06pm
post #25 of 29
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I found poor Jewel 😢😢 yesterday morning trapped underneath the mesh with her legs splayed out like this... I have definitely modified the incubator since to prevent this from happening again!!!

post #26 of 29
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She also had curled toes on her right foot, so I looked up how to fix that by taping. So I have taken special care of her and have help fix her legs using legs splint. I actually found instructions on a google search which lead me to this forum but in the chicken section haha! They said it'd be too fidgety with quail chicks being so small, but I had to persist as gently as possible so as not to stress my chick. But this chick is tough!!

post #27 of 29
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On her feet by herself and continuously building strength in her legs and walking better with her splint and foot bind on still on 😊

I have left the other eggs there in case they're slow to hatch... They have a few more days before I discard them. I'm still hopeful! 😊

post #28 of 29
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This sooky baby hehehe....

post #29 of 29
Owee, so cute!!! And so awesome she survived!!
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