Anyone hatched Buttton quail under a silkie?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chef, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    I'm just wondering because I just put about 20 eggs under my broody silkie. She ended up pushing about half or so back out, but is still sitting on the others [​IMG] . Will this work? No loss if it doesnt as I didnt have to buy the quail eggs. Just thought it would be interesting.

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  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont know but I think the only problem you may run into is her acidintly breaking them cuase there so small.
     
  3. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brooded buttons under a Budgie once... worked alright, but I would have to remove them right before they hatched and put them into a brooder, if it was born under the mamma budgie it freaked and killed it.
     
  4. Chef

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    Quote:Possibly... but at least she is really small. Thanks for the input.


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  5. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    Ok well I have the results. The silkie has incubated the button quail eggs all the way to hatch. Unfortunately she has crushed 7 of them after hatching and I was only able to save 3. So it looks like she was fine for the incubation but just to big for the tiny little quail after hatching. If I was to do this again I would take them out a couple days before hatch. I'll get some pics soon.


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