How do you know when?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I have 2 Button Quail (I did have 2 females but something got the one)
    Since the one female was killed my a preditor, the guys I got them from gave me a male to go along with the female I have.. I havent gotten any eggs out of the female for the past month but she keeps getting in her food dish and winging all the food out and just sitting in it, She also does the same thing in the brooder with the bedding, she'll lay down an fluff all of the bedding out of the circle an just lay in it... How do you know when I Button Quail is ready to lay or whatnot... (btw she's about 3 months old)
    TIA
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Well it's a good thing you have a pair since button quail are monogamous and happiest in pairs. Your hen will lay when ready. The predator may have stressed her out which may delay laying.
     
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:He almost didnt have a male! But he was extreamly nice an took a second look an said he could give me one! I cant find buttons ANYWHERE!
    So they'll be staying inside the house at night for now on!! And I only lost the other female last Monday morning.. [​IMG]
     

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