Broody button.....ROOSTER!?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Ducklove334, May 9, 2009.

  1. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    [​IMG] I believe my button ROO Quailbert has gone BROODY!!!!,

    see, I was suspecting something was going to happen, when Buttons, the hen started to build a NEST, something she's never done, then started laying IN the nest, 1 egg,then 2,3,4,5 and now I believe 9 or 10!.

    and now, for the past 2-3 days, I've been catching the MALE Quailbert on the nest, not just sitting there, and not sleeping, but the nest fluffed and he sitting there all alert like a broody chicken, he scurries away from the nest when you approach, but as soon as you turn your back, he's right back on it, thought I don't know, I'm SURE he sits through out the day, i've seen him both in the mornings, and at night, making me think he sits all day.

    [​IMG], I for one, am surprised that my buttons are possibly sitting, BUT thats it's the MALE!

    this IS unusual, right? I wanna feel spekal! [​IMG]
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    well I wanna make you feel "spekal" [​IMG] (i spell it spechal myself....LOL)!


    but me thinks it is slightly normal for dad dah to help! [​IMG] terms of spekal-ality.... it's RARE for buttons to sit at all, so feels lucky!!! Citalk2much has broodie buttonz too [​IMG] So you're both spekal, aka specha, aka specail! [​IMG]
  3. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Songster

    How awesome your buttons actually sit! I'd count ya' as spekal! Mine won't even lay eggs. [​IMG]
  4. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
    well, the rooster deffenatly IS sitting the nest, he was right back on it when I had checked again last night..he's been sitting for 3-5 days, so hopefully i'll have babies soon!...but then, who'd they consider momma? [​IMG]

    as far as I know Buttons the female has postpartum, and hasn't gone anywhere near the nest LMAO

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