My Quails laid eggs!

B1uey

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 21, 2014
21
5
26
New Zealand
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
 

dc3085

Crowing
7 Years
Jan 6, 2013
3,288
356
251
SF Bay Area, California
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.
 

GrandmaBird

Songster
7 Years
May 28, 2012
1,280
56
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Colorado
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
 

B1uey

In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 21, 2014
21
5
26
New Zealand
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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