button quail killing eggs??? can you help me

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mates5, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. mates5

    mates5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I'm new....I am a science teacher and have recently acquired two young button quail. My students will love the setup in the lab in the fall. Not sure if we have male and female or just females. We were very excited to see a beautiful egg last week! Unfortunately, found it punctured and left in water dish??? Took it out and within a few hours another egg appeared only to meet the same demise! Impressed that they puncture it in order to lift it up into custard bowl. Immediately put a small bird water feeder in that isn't big enough for egg. Any thoughts? Maybe this will correct itself with less water access... Just hope they don't keep destroying eggs. Really liking these little guys!
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  2. TwoCrows

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

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    We already talked about this in an earlier post this morning. Keep up on the protein and calcium and remove the eggs in a timely manner so they are not laying around to puncture. [​IMG]
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    The Behavior Is Called Egg Eating... Its Learned And Usually The Cure Is ... Well You Wont Like The Cure [​IMG]
     
  4. mates5

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    what is the cure
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    EGG EATING IS A CHRONIC FORM OF CANIBALISM. IN ALMOST ALL CASES IT WONT STOP UNTIL THE BIRD IS CULLED (SORRY [​IMG] I TOLD YOU YOU WOULDNT LIKE IT [​IMG] )
     

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