Please explain broody....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by diggerduck, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. diggerduck

    diggerduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2011
    Marion, IL.
    I have a large sand box in with my birds and one strange A&M. I went out last night and she had pulled all the eggs under her ( what would fit ) and she was pecking at everything around her. She made what I could best describe as chicken noises, and I had to move her to get the eggs...[​IMG]
    Is this broody behavior or another weird A&M thing? This is the first time I have seen her do anything like this yet. I know the pot gets stirred everytime someone claims to have a broody quail, I am just wondering if this is what people are talking about. [​IMG]
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Sure sounds like a broody to me.
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    That could be coturnix broody, but don't count on it.
    Please don't hide under a chair, but when anyone says (My chickens) and (My quail) in the same sentence...they probably don't know anything about Quail. Any species of quail are a phylum, genius, and species different from CHICKENS.

    What people call A&M (coturnix) are just big fat white coturnix. Nothing more [​IMG]

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