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Coturnix quail possibly trying to hatch eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BackYardQuail, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. BackYardQuail

    BackYardQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was out of town for about 3 days and the moment I got back I went to my aviary to check on my quail, when I got there I saw eggs scattered around the ground... Like always. but when I opened the box I have inside the aviary this is what I found:
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    I know 2 of my female quail spend a whole lot of time in the box... Could this mean one of them is trying to hatch eggs?
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2015
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Most likely the hens are using it as a community nest. Birds are most comfortable laying where others have layed their eggs. This tells them it is safe to sit there a while.

    Time will tell if one of the hens sets on them!
     
  3. BackYardQuail

    BackYardQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna go ahead and leave the eggs in there for a bit and check on it regularly. Maybe I have some brooders? :D
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015

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