button quail sitting on and off

Discussion in 'Quail' started by burny, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. burny

    burny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my button quail went broody yesterday and I went to collect the eggs. And (by mistake) scared her off the nest, She had laid 8 eggs and is a very scared quail and the rest of the day she did not sit on them and then the next day she is sitting on them if she dose not stop goning broody and keeps on siting on her eggs will the eggs still hatch .Thankyou
     
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, if they are fertile they should still hatch. :)
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she keeps getting off the nest all day, then put the eggs in an incubator. If she is truly broody she will stay on the nest constantly.
     
  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she will sit and leave until the entire clutch has been laid. Up to 9-10 days so just give her some room and leave her be for 7 days at least. If you want to incubate then the eggs should be removed daily so she wont get broody. good luck
     
  5. burny

    burny Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all these answers [​IMG]
     

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