How do I break a broody button quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by taprock, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe my button is broody. She has been sitting on an egg in her nest that is in a small box. She has been in there all day and has only come out a few times. She does this warning? chirp when she comes out and stands in a defensive? posture when she does come out. Her mate seems a bit puzzled by the whole thing. If he gets to close she chased him away and pecks at him. She only has one egg in there. There tank is messy right now and I was supposed to clean it tonight but I don't want to stress her out. What to do? As much as it would be neat to have her hatch some, right now I don't have the room for more. How do I break her or can I just give her some marbles?
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    ITS HARD TO BROOD SOMETHING WHEN YOU DONT HAVE A NEST OR ANY EGGS [​IMG]
     
  3. SouthDakotan

    SouthDakotan Chillin' With My Peeps

    I other birds the "broody" will be there even if eggs arent. However, like JJMR794 says, if she doesn't have the egg, she can't hatch it. So at least that solves your space issue.
     
  4. kovalines

    kovalines Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to change her from cage! Or let her about 2 or 3 days in a (big) box with food and watter, separated from the male. Than you clean the cage and change the places of the feeder, water and its nest box too... It may works!
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012

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