Hen won't sit for long

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dave89, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Dave89

    Dave89 New Egg

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been keeping Chinese painted quail for years and have had no trouble with their ability to breed or sit, they've been great. However I have a pair of Mexican speckled who are laying eggs, making a nest but the hen won't sit for long without walking off for ages before returning. This is their first year breeding, will they be any good? And what can I do to get her to sit on the eggs properly?

    All advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

    Dave.
     
  2. GAQuail

    GAQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As you probably know the Mexican Speckle is a color mutation of the Bobwhite. Bobwhites are very reluctant to hatch their own eggs in captivity. There are always exceptions. You'll probably get a better response if you post your question on the Quail forum on this site.
     

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