Guess what went broody on me.....

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

  1. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    ........ 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.

  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    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 Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    Are quails good mothers? (The domesticated ones)
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    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 Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    New York
    any pics

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