Button Quail Brooding

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Guineagang, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Guineagang

    Guineagang Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. I bought a few button quail about 3 or 4 months ago and mid December they started laying. Yesterday I looked into one of my pairs cages and I saw that the female wasn't there. I thought she had escaped but she had started sitting on her eggs. So are there any special precautions that I have to take or any tips might be really helpful. I've also been wondering if I should take the male out of the cage.
     
  2. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your female is like ours, she wouldn't allow the male anywhere near the nest while she was sitting. So he got extra treats to keep him busy. Watch the male after they hatch. Our male was a wonderful father. The chicks spent as much time under him as the female. That said ,there are some that have harmed babies so wait and see how he reacts. Baby Buttons are so adorable!
     
  3. Guineagang

    Guineagang Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks!!
     

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