Guess what went broody on me.....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by fancyfowl4ever, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ........ a cortunix quail, and she is one cute broody. She runs away when I reach for the nest, but as soon as she notices that I am not after her she returns really quickly bobbing her head and and fluffing up etc. It is so cute to watch.

    She is sitting on 8 eggs right now.

    I hope they all hatch, that would be so cute to see a cortunix with babies.

    I can't get my bobwhites to go broody no matter what I do but my cortunix who are the least likely to brood I can get broody......

    I will post a pic soon.

    Anna
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    awh that would be so cool if I can get a hen of mine to go broody as well. [​IMG] this gives me hope because yes you're right that would be such a cute site!

    I've seen a wild quail before running with a line of tiny fuzzy chicks following steadily behind her...CUTEST SIGHT IN THE WORLD...i'll never forget that. Before that, i never thought that cartoon depiction of how baby quails follow their mother was true, now i know it is.
     
  3. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are quails good mothers? (The domesticated ones)
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cortunix are not supposed to go broody at all(been bred out of them), I have never heard of anyone ever having a broody cortunix either.....

    So no clue on how good of a mom they would be.
    I guess we will see.

    But my breeding trio lives in a 6meter by 3meter pen with dirt floor(it had grass too but the chickens kinda made sure that doesn't survive), she got broody in a corner.
    Not the usual wire floor cage that cortunix usually are kept in.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
  5. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any pics
     

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