broody button quail roo

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chance&augie, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. chance&augie

    chance&augie Out Of The Brooder

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    we went out of town for a long weekend so we didn't pick up the eggs (the buttons have plenty of food and water b4 we left of course) and when we returned the roo has been sitting on the eggs!!! It has been about a week and he's dutifully sitting on them. only gets up every once a while to eat and then went right back to sit. wouldn't let the hen sit on the eggs either.

    should i just leave him alone.
     
  2. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would if he's setting good he might hatch them out
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    If you don't want the eggs to hatch you should take them away. He'll get over it.
     
  4. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is fascinating. I have never heard of a roo sitting on the eggs himself. I've heard stories of the roo helping the female out, but not taking sole responsibility for sitting on the nest. Might be interesting to see what he'll do, if he manages to hatch them out. He'll be quite an attentive father, I should imagine [​IMG]
     
  5. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as would i. it would be funny seeing little buttons following a roo.
     
  6. chance&augie

    chance&augie Out Of The Brooder

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    omg omg omg... 3 baby button quail chicks hatched today.... naturally incubated by the roo!!!! trying to take some pictures but roo is very protective. had to remove the hen (Augie) cuz she was picking on the chicks.

    omg
     
  7. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooo Papa Roo please allow your mama/papa to take some photos! [​IMG]
     
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  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds awesome
     
  9. chance&augie

    chance&augie Out Of The Brooder

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    another one hatched right b4 dinner time. roo showed them to eat, but the chicks would rather hide underneath him. Hopefully tomorrow will have better luck getting pics. Total of 4 hatched so far out of about a clutch of 12~14.
     
  10. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    chance&augie :

    another one hatched right b4 dinner time. roo showed them to eat, but the chicks would rather hide underneath him. Hopefully tomorrow will have better luck getting pics. Total of 4 hatched so far out of about a clutch of 12~14.

    dying to see this, i just got a pair of buttons and i REALLY hope its perfect match and she gets broody and they both raise them :QQ​
     

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