Moving Quail with eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by masterspoon13, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. masterspoon13

    masterspoon13 Hatching

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    This quail has laid eggs before they hatched in the aviary and chicks were killed by other quails. I tried moving one of my other quails who laid eggs a couple weeks ago but she had a heart attack and died while being moved. How do I move a quail with her eggs into a separate cage safely?
     
  2. Crazydoglady99

    Crazydoglady99 Songster

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    Is she getting off them to eat at all? Or can you move her at night time?
     
  3. masterspoon13

    masterspoon13 Hatching

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    I made a cage for her and put it exactly where he eggs originally were, now she won't sit on them. I tried locking her in the cage and keeping the door open and she won't do it and whenever I open the door the 2 Japanese quails will walk in taking up most of the space.
     
  4. Crazydoglady99

    Crazydoglady99 Songster

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    Oh dear. You might have to move everyone else out. They sure get attached to "their" nesting spot huh!
     

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