bob.... WHITE!?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Amarin_Astarte, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Amarin_Astarte

    Amarin_Astarte New Egg

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    I have a pair of most adorable bobwhite, Blackjack and Pinoko. Now, I've kept coturnix and buttons (and still do!) and single bobs, but not a pair. How broody do bobbies get? Am I going to need to have my incubator standing by (like I did for the buttons and coturnix), or can I trust her to use a hide/nest box? Or does it vary and I just have to watch my little lady to see how she does?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Unless Kept In A Large Aviary That Closely Replicates Their Natural Environment The Average Bob White Hen Is About As Broody As A Dead Fish [​IMG] So Yeah Keep The Bator Warm And Runnin...
     
  3. Amarin_Astarte

    Amarin_Astarte New Egg

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    I'm going to wager that a five story ferret cage is about as far from natural as it gets.... right now they're sleeping in a snuggled quailball on a chenille-plush cat pillow.

    I didn't think they'd be thrilled with the top floors, but they spend as much time as they can on the top two looking down on everyone! Lofty bobs!
     

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