do cortunix quail go broody

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Bradybertoch, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Bradybertoch

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    my cortunix quail should start laying soon and i was wondering if they go broody or if i should get a incubator
     
  2. TwoCrows

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

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    Generally no, they do not go broody. Most quail have lost the instincts to brood and raise young.

    However, this being said, it CAN happen and occasionally does, but rare. But don't hold your breath. LOL You are best to get an incubator. :)
     
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  3. Bradybertoch

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    were could i get one and for how much
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Go online here and do a google search. Hovabator is a good bator. Brinsea and R-Com are good as well. Several others.

    They can run you anywhere from $100 to hundreds of dollars. Depending on how large, the quality and whether it has egg turners.
     
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  5. Bradybertoch

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    ok thank you and how long would i keep the eggs in the incubator
     
  6. TwoCrows

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

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    Each type of quail has a different incubation cycle. Coturnix quail take about 17 days. Bobwhites about 23 days. Button quail about 16 days, Gambels quail about 23 or 24 days, and so on. :)
     
  7. Bradybertoch

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    i am going to sell some of the chicks and i'm wondering how much to sell them for
     
  8. TwoCrows

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

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    You can sell them for any amount you want. Chicks can go for $1 each, even $5 each for the more rarer species.
     
  9. Bradybertoch

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    thanks for the help
     
  10. Bitterroot

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    My quail would always plop out an egg, and then continue on with their little quail lives as if nothing had happened, never looking back.

    Check craigslist and other local sales avenues to see what they're selling for in your area. You might find a great market with little to no competition. Quail breast is delicious stuffed with jalapeno and wrapped in bacon. <3
     

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