Hen won't sit for long

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

  1. Dave89

    Dave89 New Egg

    May 29, 2015
    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.

  2. GAQuail

    GAQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2012
    Bishop, Georgia
    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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