button quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by redwards, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. redwards

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    Is it true button quail prefer to be in pairs only?
     
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes
     
  3. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its better two have them in trios because the male could kill the female it depends on how aggressive the male is and what breed
     
  4. marilyn1

    marilyn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do. When I bought mine we tried different combos to see who got along. I tried 2 female with the male and the one female started to pick and chase the other female away. That's male female pair. Not sure about same sex in trios. I only have 2 males together also and they do fine together....I'm fairly new to this. My pair actually built a nest and laid eggs there.[​IMG]

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  5. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leave the eggs they might set on them i had a female do that but the problem is that if one chick hatches before the others she will leave all the eggs and take that one chick away thats what happened to me
     
  6. marilyn1

    marilyn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. What did you do with the other eggs? If removed.....When
     
  7. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i took them and put them in my brooder only 2 i think lived the others died in the eggs i didn't have an incubator then so it was hard to hatch anything
     
  8. marilyn1

    marilyn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll let you know what happens.
     
  9. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks i use to raise buttons till one year someone wanted 3 doz and another person wanted 2 doz so i raised them all and then i called them both back and they said that they got them already i was so angry cause then i was stuck with 5 doz jumping beans and no where to sell them so i had them the whole winter and i got so sick of them i sold them all but for my two breeders
     
  10. marilyn1

    marilyn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that would have been terrible, people can be a pain. I don't want to raise a lot. so I won't be incubating. If she hatches out a few here and there that will be fine. I really enjoy watching them and hearing the little sounds they make. I enjoy my 2 boys just as much. They are across the room from one another and will call back and forth. It would be cute to see a few grow up. But I would not have the time to do all the work involved raising them all the time. The lady I got them from was really into them and wanted the best for her little ones. She spent so much time with me picking out what we thought would a most compatible couple.. She hated to see the fighting and picking. The right match is great.
     

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