My Button Quails are now laying

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  1. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] When I went out to feed/water and tuck in the Buttons for the night I noticed 4 eggs ..... My Buttons have grown up and now are laying:weee
    I just had to post this to get it out of my system!...lol...lol. Thanks for any one who reads it!
     
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing! How old are they?
     
  3. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!! Are you planning on incubating or having the hen do it? PLEASE don't be too upset if she doesn't sit the whole way thru the first time. Mine didn't...but she made it the second time and hatched 7 adorable "bumble bees with toothpick legs"!!!
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Awesome! I love the whole process seeing your babies all grown up and laying eggs. It's sad too sniff sniff [​IMG]

    Thankfully buttons have a lifespan of 8 years:)
     
  5. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buttons are around 9 weeks old now, I think (Princess Poultry if you read this and this age is wrong please let me know)? This is my first time having any...they are interesting and very cute!
    I dont have an incubator so I hope one of the females will sit on them, out of my 11 I think I have atleast 3 girls.
    They live 8 years....awesome! I did not know that [​IMG]
    Here is a picture of them. They live in a large rabbit hutch, it has a total of 4 areas. They are in the "dining room"
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  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    They are gorgeous, I see a cinnamon red breasted male, a silver red breasted male, 2 golden pearl females, a red breasted female, whites (which mask other colors really), splash, a normal red breasted male...and I can't seem to see the male that is behind the splash. You also have a pied.

    I do suggest putting padding on top of the wire. Wire is really bad for these little birds.
     
  7. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for your advice about the padding, what do you recommend? I do put fallen dead leaves on the bottom and I read on another post that someone puts in small twigs/branches where the birds can go hide so I tried that and they love it! These are my first Quail so I will gladly except ANY advice you have to offer :)
    Also thanks for letting me know what I had because I was CLUELESS!!!!
    That picture was taken after I had them a few days, I have now had them atleast a month so they arent so afraid of me now so I do need to take better photos.

    Tonight I have a total of 7 eggs [​IMG]
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Beautiful Buttons! [​IMG]
    You've got 1 more then I do! I only have 10 .. :rolleyes [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Do your males not fight since they're all in the same pen together?
    Are you gonna incubate their eggs? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    There is some padding you can purchase at a pet store in the rodent section (where the guinea piggies are). It's a hay-like padding. I have a few in my cages and the birds like to sleep on it at night. I use them in my grow out pens before I pair my buttons up.
     
  10. EggHunter_66

    EggHunter_66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks "Ms Fluffy Puffy" [​IMG] I think I lucked out seeing I was able to house them in something that is big and has different rooms because I have yet wittness any fights but if they do start I can block an entrance and seperate the fighting ones and they both will still have one and a half rooms.

    Thank you "quailladyofftmyers".....I know just what you are talking about:)
     

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