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Butler bobs laying

Discussion in 'Quail' started by doxies1, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left a waterer top laing in a pen of quail and and a I started seeing BBW eggs in there. If I leave them alone will a hen set them when the clutch gets big enough? This is in a pen of Coturnix and BBW's.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Are these Cots and Bobs in the same pen together? It is never advised to mix different species of quail, especially with Bobwhites as they are a fairly aggressive species of quail.

    As far as hens setting on eggs, it is very unlikely that a Bobwhite hen will set on her eggs. Not that it couldn't happen, but I wouldn't hold your breath. Most captive quail have lost that brooding tendency for many reasons. [​IMG]
     
  3. doxies1

    doxies1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that mix is not recomended but I'm doing it and have not had a single problem. Just lucky I guess!
     
  4. jbobs

    jbobs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried it once too, threw some bobwhites in with my coturnix just because i didn't have any room for them. They kept to themselves and didn't intermingle much but there wasn't any confrontations that i could see. They did have a lot of room per bird, though. It was something like 5 bobs and 20 coturnix in a 30 square foot pen.
     

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