OMG! society finches hatched out quail eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Serin, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Serin

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    1203191611c.jpg I put 4 button quail eggs in their nest when the mother stopped brooding. They took 20 days but two have just hatched assisted by the finches who help chip away the shells.
     
  2. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Free Ranging

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    Wow!
     
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  3. mega egg

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    whaaaaaaaaat:eek::th:th:eek: what in the name of silkys
     
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  4. mega egg

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    a maze ing
     
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  5. Duck_life

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    Very cool!
     
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  6. Serin

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    Had to put together a suitable cage quickly and lower the nest to the floor to let the babies cone out for food and water. Hopefully they go back to the nest to be brooded by their foster parents. Finches and quails raise their young very differently. They just have to keep warming the chicks once they leave the nest.

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  7. Serin

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    There are now three chicks.

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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Crazy!!

    How will the finches raise them, or will you put chicks in a brooder?
     
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  9. Serin

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    Hoping the finches continue to brood the chicks as needed.
     
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  10. blackoaktammy

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    Are the finches trying to feed them? That could be a problem.
     
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