need broody button quail help

Discussion in 'Quail' started by taprock, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 3 pair of button quail in 3 cages. I was very busy for two weeks and was a bad quail mommy. I didn't have time to clean so just added water and food. During that time I noticed one of the girls quit laying eggs - well she didn't she was hiding them in her hut. So now she has been sitting for almost a week and their cage is beyond disgusting but I don't want to disturb her broodiness. Can I clean the cage around her hut or will that cause problems? She is sitting on almost 10 eggs and I doubt she can incubate them all.
     
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do not clean it yet...it will wait if you try she will give up because she will not want you to notice her nest. Don't feel bad if she gives up anyway they are very bad at brooding. Mine has sat 3-4 times this year and has quit every time at about day 10-13 silly birds!
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  3. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, she has tried a couple times in the past but has been so mean to her boy we took her eggs and hut so she wouldn't hurt him.
     

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