Button Quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Big Dreamer, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they start to lay will they go broody? hatch out their own eggs and care for the chicks?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The answer to all 3 questions is maybe. [​IMG]
     
  3. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That made me giggle.. hehe
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    [​IMG]

    They are the ones most likely to go broody but I've only had a few who did. Of those (3 I think) only 1 hatched any chicks, the rest deserted the nest early. The 1 that hatched only had 1 hatch out of I think 10 eggs and it died within a few days. She hardly ever sat on it to keep it warm.
     
  5. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ooh.. [​IMG] i was hoping they would..
     

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