[b]Anyone Tried this?[/b]

Discussion in 'Quail' started by brimstone555, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. brimstone555

    brimstone555 In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2011
    what if you put a Japanese quail Hen in the Brooder with Chicks, will she get clucky and learn to be a mommy? hmmm... Anyone think this has a chance? I'm curious if it could work or no chance?? I have Japanese quail, but no chicks at this stage... I just wonder why they are reknowned for not sitting on their eggs... button quail have no problem!

    Actually I was thinking that during "pipping" stage to place eggs direct to brooder with HEN, see what happens? Anyone done this??

    Any comments most welcome, thx [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Once I put an injured female with some days old chiks and she did very well , even some of the babys slept under her.

    But I also tried an injured male and he was very mean to all the chicks

    so i guess females will do good
    but males will not

    just keep an eye on them
  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Good way to risk the lives of your chicks...

    Safer to just put a lamp over them.

    As for button quail, not all of them make good mothers either. Many will go broody. Some will sit through til hatch. Some will kill the chicks...
  4. brimstone555

    brimstone555 In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2011
    Well my point is not to risk the lives of chicks, but just wondered if Japanese Quail can rediscover some broodiness/parenthood etc... you read many things here like quails live for 9 years!?? Some will sit on eggs (not believing this!!) etc etc... so if anyone had some kind of success or trial then I'd have a go too! cheers [​IMG]
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    I'm Not So Sure They Have "lost" The Drive To Brood So Much As They Arent Being Kept In Condusive Environments... There Are Many Stories Of Sucessful Coturnix Broods/ Hatches By Mamma... Almost All Are In More Natural Surroundings. So If Your An Experimental Type Of Soul Build A Ground Pen, Plant It With Tall Grasses And Let Them Grow And Then Place Some Quail In There And See...
  6. joe125

    joe125 Songster

    Sep 20, 2010
    You will get a better hatch rate from an incubator than a broody coturnix! You can take that to the bank, and cash it like a check!

    Anything that anyone considers QUAIL, are not chickens.

    The first rule of game birds/ Quail is to stop thinking CHICKEN.
    You can teach/train a coturnix to peck out the "Star Spangled Banner" on a tiny piano, given enough time and money, but if you are serious about raising coturnix, then you need a good bator,brooder, and STOP THINKING CHICKEN!

    Just my opinion [​IMG]

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