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Help!! Eggs Fertile For First Time!!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Griffin Nest, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've incubated SEVERAL eggs in the past with an incubator, and they have hatched, but this is the first time that my own button quail has fertile eggs. I candled them and to my surprise they had LIVE heartbeats inside!!!

    The problem is, now that I touched them, will she sit on them?!?! She hasn't shown ANY interest in them after I touched it!!!
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quail very rarely brood - whether or not you touch them makes no difference. An incubator is your best friend here....
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    Quote:very true....BUT! it seems that buttons get broody much more often then other quails i've read about
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Usually when you mess with a very broody button and put the eggs back in and turn around, she is sitting back on them. You can test it and see if she goes back onto her nest or incubate them yourself but it's a risk to give them back.
     

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