Can I hatch under broody Australorp?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by underground chickenman, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. I have a very broody Australorp; so die hard broody that she may be in the pot if she doesn't break soon and stay broken. I have heard of setting quail eggs successfully under bantams, but what do you think about a full-sized Black Australorp? If possible, how many coturnix do you think she can handle?



  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    My BA hatched out bantams this spring - at one point she had 18 eggs under her. I'd expect to be able to put plenty more than that of quail eggs. Sorry, guess I wasn't much help, but figured I would let you know what my girl did [​IMG]
  3. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    A friend who used to use bantams to hatch out quail eggs emphasized that she had to 1) use her lightest weight hens so as not to break the eggs and 2) take the quail chicks away almost immediately, as they got stepped on and it broke legs, etc., by accident.
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

    Mar 2, 2009
    Thats Gonna Be Your Biggest Obstackle--- The Size Differential! If It Were Me, I'd Put My Quail Eggs In The 'bator' And See If I Could Find Her Some Eggs More To Her Size For The Satisfaction Of That Broody Virus She Has...

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