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Are quail good mothers?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by quails-101, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail had chicks and I was wondering if I should just let her have them.[​IMG]
     
  2. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes but keep a close eye on them. Make sure if it's cool out that she is actively brooding the chicks. They will need to go under her wings and feathers to warm up, especially at night. If she's not brooding them and they keep huddled together you will need to put a warming light in there for the chicks to keep warm. Looks like she is showing them where the food is! That's great!

    Are there any other adult quail with them? If so watch to make sure they are not hurting the chicks or the roo trying to mate with mom. Her focus should be on the chicks not keeping them away and she won't want to mate now with her brooding hormones going.

    Congrats!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is all by herself and and shes pretty good with them.
     
  4. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! Please post updates on this little family.
     
  5. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I shore will.
     
  6. KrisandLuna

    KrisandLuna Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave my lonely female 9 babies (2 days old) and she was weirs for a few minutes then she was great. Showed them everything, but wouldn't cuddle...
     
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  7. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same with mine she is just starting to lay against them.
     
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  8. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats [​IMG] xx What breed are they ? This is Tiger my silly tame Chinese painted quail or Button quail!!!
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  9. quails-101

    quails-101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a english white.
     

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