Broody Coturnix quail hatched a chick!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Redoliveberry, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. Redoliveberry

    Redoliveberry Chirping

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    It is very rare, but it does happen!!!
    One of my Coturnix hens decided to sit on eggs, and managed to hatch one chick.

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  2. Redoliveberry

    Redoliveberry Chirping

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    The mother quail accepted another four babies which I hatched in my incubator at the same time. There is only one day difference in the chicks' age.

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    She is a good, protective mum :)
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Aww....that is adorable!! It doesn't happen often, but it does happen!!

    Congrats on these new babies!! [​IMG]
     
  4. HunterH

    HunterH In the Brooder

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    That's awesome I hope I get one like that!
     
  5. Redoliveberry

    Redoliveberry Chirping

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    I've been raising quails for years, this is the first time it happened!
    I will keep the babies raised by mother hen, maybe the lost instinct comes back in the offsprings?
    I wonder if this bird will do it again...
     

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