My Quails laid eggs!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by B1uey, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. B1uey

    B1uey Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I need some advice on my button quails,They have laid eggs!
    Does the female quail look after the eggs until they hatch?
    If they hatch what shall I feed the chicks?
    Are the chicks as cold tolerant as the adults

    Thanks,B1uey
     
  2. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I know is that the female is unlikely to incubate the eggs herself.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Button quail are much more likely than other cage raised to sit on their eggs but it is still a longshot. Leave her eggs in there until she lays 7-10 then see if she begins to incubate the eggs after she has laid about a weeks worth.
     
  4. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buttons are not cold tolerant! they need extra heat because they are such small birds and live in single pairs. not much combined body heat there.
    If you get a hatch mix some smashed crumbles into the dish of adult food as the hen will take the chicks to the dish to eat. Be sure you have a shallow dish with pebbles in it for water too. good luck
     
  5. B1uey

    B1uey Out Of The Brooder

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    The female is still still sitting on them.I will see if they hatch and report back.
     
  6. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see that you live in New Zealand; is it possible to tell me where you bought your quail?
     
  7. B1uey

    B1uey Out Of The Brooder

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    The male I got from a pet shop and I got the female online.
     
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  8. Kneedles

    Kneedles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you have any trouble introducing them to each other?
     
  9. B1uey

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    No I originally had 3 males then I saw a female for sale so I sold 2 of the males and put the female with the last male and I had no problems with introducing her.
     
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  10. B1uey

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    I have a chick! What shall I feed it?

    Thanks, b1uey
     

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