In the Brooder
- May 15, 2012
I am going to pick up some day old coturnix quail chicks and I was going to hand raise them in the house but I have a small serama hen (she weighs about a pound) who has suddenly gone all broody, and she doesn't lay eggs just wants to sit on golf balls all day. She has been doing this for a week. Any comments on trying to stick the baby coutrnix under her to see if she will raise them as her own. I wanted to raise them my self but I feel bad for her since she cannot hatch the golf balls despite all her efforts. I know the baby quail are microscopic but she is a small hen herself, maybe only a little larger than an adult quail.