broody button

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Akane, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    My cinnamon hen that hasn't laid for 2months not only started laying 2 days ago but today I saw her trying to roll an egg into the wooden house. Unfortunately she was trying to get it through the window part which has a little ledge instead of through the door. I rolled it over to the door and she rolled it in the house. So I gave her 2 more and she rolled them in. She has been in there all day and now the male has joined her for the night. If she gets serious how many eggs can a button hen sit on? If she's going to hatch chicks I'd like her to hatch some of my red breasted cinnamons.
     
  2. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    Brookings Oregon
    My Button Hen sat on eggs.. The male helped too. Which I have heard dont happen very often. But not sure if it is true. Ive only owned Buttons for about 5 months.. She stopped sitting after about the 15th day.. Bummer. I didnt even have an incubator at the time to put them in.. So I lost them all. Checked the eggs and darn if there wasnt small babies in them. Maybe next time she will finish.. She was a new layer.. She was only laying for a month before she started to sit..

    Good luck with your Button Mama to be.. [​IMG]
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    My mama button hatched 5 little ones dad helped and helped in caring for them.
    BQH had a mama hatch 16. You do have to watch them I have a hen that will sit them 14 days then gets bored I then have to toss them in the bator little creep! LOL
    Best of luck there is nothing better then watching them as a family. You do have to watch the males some will kill the babies I got lucky with mine
     

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