baby button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by skyape38, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. skyape38

    skyape38 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens eggs she was sitting on just hatched all 8 of them. My question can the babies stay with the parents or do I have to put them in a brooder. I have a brooder ready if I need to move them. Both parents seem to be taking care of the young. I placed water and crushed food in the cage for the babies and they have a next box to hide in if they want to.
    thanks
    Kathy
     
  2. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't really have any advice but i do have a suggestion could we please see some pictures? Also isn't it rare that they go broody? If it is cool lucky! I am thinking of getting some though I am thinking Blue Faced because i like the color. What colors did you hatch out?
     
  3. skyape38

    skyape38 Out Of The Brooder

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    The roo was a blue face Im not sure what colors the babies are will take some pics in a few and post them. I was told that its rare for a hen to go broody, I ordered eggs 2 times off ebay and both times only 1 or 2 hatched, Ive had better luck with the hen hatching her own eggs lol.
    Kathy
     
  4. skyape38

    skyape38 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Congrats I know it is rare for them to brood full term ... I would just watch and see how the male does if he is good with them I would leave them with mom
     
  6. skyape38

    skyape38 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to take the roo out of the cage he was standing on the babies and trying to mate with the hen so I removed him to another cage until the chicks are bigger
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Often the males will injure the chicks, though they do sometimes help care for them. Good that you moved him before something major happened. The super dark babies (almost black with no stripes) are bluefaces, it looks like there are some with stripes, those are probably the regular wild types. Your hen is a redbreast, but buttons are so mixed up genetically that it's hard to say what colors are hidden under the one that's expressed. [​IMG] Congrats on your new babies [​IMG]

    Buttons are the most likely to brood their own eggs out of all domestic quail [​IMG]
     
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  8. Lesalynn

    Lesalynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful, beautiful babies, and the Dad is gorgeous!!! I just have the plain ole Coturnix type, but seeing that rooster of yours, now I gotta get some of them. [​IMG]
     
  9. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
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    [​IMG] I love button quail, Congrats on the babes. I just saw teeny tiny button quail babies yesterday. I couldn't believe how small they were. So cute, love the Father's color. Might have to order some now from my chick guy. LOL.
     
  10. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    Congrats on the babies. Very cute pics.[​IMG]
     

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