broody button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by maoreme, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. maoreme

    maoreme Out Of The Brooder

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    my female button quail started building a nest and laid her first egg in it does that mean thats she's going to go broody or not
     
  2. chance&augie

    chance&augie Out Of The Brooder

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    Possibly! Mine (both the hen AND the male) went broody and are taking turns sitting on them. If the eggs survived I should be expecting a hatch sometime this week! My hen didn't stop laying until she got a clutch of 14 eggs or so. So keep an eye out!
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say probably not at this point, but if you let her keep the eggs she might go broody. Almost all of my hens lay their eggs in the same area every day, that doesn't mean they are broody [​IMG]
     

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