Hatching Buttons and Coturnix Together

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chicken Man Dan, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Chicken Man Dan

    Chicken Man Dan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    I've been keeping coturnix for a few months now and hatched a few dozen of them. I'd like to try hatching some buttons WITH some coturnix together in the incubator. I realize that the buttons will hatch sooner, but has anyone had luck hatching them together? Would anyone advise against it?

    Thanks!

    Dan
     
  2. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatching them together shouldn't be a problem as long as they were set together so they are close to all hatching on time. I wouldn't brood them together though since buttons think of coturnix quail toes as giant worms and will keep pulling them lol
     
  3. Chicken Man Dan

    Chicken Man Dan Out Of The Brooder

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    So with buttons being 15/16 days and coturnix being 18, I should delay setting the buttons for a couple of days? Or should I just set them at the same time and remove the buttons as they hatch during the coturnix lock down?

    Thanks

    Dan
     
  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would set at the same time and pull the buttons as they dry off.
     
  5. Chicken Man Dan

    Chicken Man Dan Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! Thanks for the info both!
     

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