Broody Quail D’anver

Daniellelyn

Chirping
Apr 21, 2020
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Helen, Georgia
I believe I have a broody Quail D’anver. She has been in the nesting box for 3 days. She only gets out once a day when I go in and give treats. Also, if one of the hens kick her out of the box to lay their egg then she moves to the next box.

How do I know if she’s broody or not feeling well? I am fairly new to chickens, haven’t even had them a year.

She does not have fertile eggs nor do any of my other chickens. We have 3 roosters that are just over 5 months. They are not mating my hens yet.

When will the roosters start showing interest in the hens?

Should I order some fertile eggs online for her to try and hatch?
 

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Daniellelyn

Chirping
Apr 21, 2020
46
19
51
Helen, Georgia
Odds are if they're 5 months, they're breeding the girls. You just may not be catching them

I don’t know, I’ve been watching them on the camera’s trying to catch them and haven’t seen it. The two silkie roosters just hangout together and the 1 Brahma Rooster just follows the Brahma hen. He just started crowing yesterday. The two silkies haven’t crowed yet.
 

Daniellelyn

Chirping
Apr 21, 2020
46
19
51
Helen, Georgia
Odds are if they're 5 months, they're breeding the girls. You just may not be catching them

So I cracked some eggs today and you are 100% right! A bunch of them were fertile. So now I am going to collect the eggs laid today and sneak them under them to see what happens.

I can't believe I have not seen any of them mate. I have been obsessively watching the camera out there and nothing. My mind is blown!!
 

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