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Discussion in 'Quail' started by Spud395, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a fantastic broody light sussex hen thats ready for action again.

    Would she be to big/heavy for quail eggs?
     
  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmmm... boy, I dunno. I have a light sussex hen and she is a beast! [​IMG]

    How often does she go broody? Mine is about six months old and I am wondering when she will go broody, if at all.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would say she probably is too big, but you can always try! She might not even take the eggs, I tried giving my tiny OEGB hen some quail eggs once, she just looked at me like I was joking [​IMG]
     
  4. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's about a year old and this is her 3rd time, she's hatched and mothered 2 lots of chicks and I've no chicken eggs at the minute.

    Shelly she's actully setting on some stones now [​IMG]
    I just might see can I get a few quail eggs nd try
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's Gonna Mess Then Eggs Up Like Polio!


    Seriously Tho If She's Not Too Big To Crush The Eggs By Either Sitting On Them Or Stepping On Them She'll Definately Crush Them When They Pip Or Hatch.... Go To The Grocery Store And Buy Her A Dozen!
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    A tiny bantam silike or such, sure, but even there it's iffy.
     
  7. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    I've hatched with a pekin, but never would I use a sussex, waaaaay to heavy.
     
  8. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

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    OK so I abandoned that idea then [​IMG]

    I'll pick up some big eggs for her.
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just Go To The Store And Buy A Doz Free Range Eating Eggs--- Let Her Play With Them.... You'll Be Surprised By How Many Incubate..
     
  10. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would have think she might be a little too large for quail eggs. Would be interested in knowing any success anyone else has had with bantams hatching quail eggs and what breed has worked with success.
     
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