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Hen won't sit for long

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Hi everyone,

I've been keeping Chinese painted quail for years and have had no trouble with their ability to breed or sit, they've been great. However I have a pair of Mexican speckled who are laying eggs, making a nest but the hen won't sit for long without walking off for ages before returning. This is their first year breeding, will they be any good? And what can I do to get her to sit on the eggs properly?

All advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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As you probably know the Mexican Speckle is a color mutation of the Bobwhite. Bobwhites are very reluctant to hatch their own eggs in captivity. There are always exceptions. You'll probably get a better response if you post your question on the Quail forum on this site.
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