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Question about Silkies incubating Button Quail eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cayuga mommy, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. cayuga mommy

    cayuga mommy In the Brooder

    Nov 20, 2008
    Ok, I have heard from several people that a Silkie can incubate and hatch button quail eggs. But, I just dont see how the silkie doesn't crush the little delicate eggs?
    How is that possible?[​IMG]
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I want to know, too. [​IMG]

    I don't own an incubator and I use broodies when I want to hatch. I thought about getting some button quail and I wondered how this would work. I have heard of it being done.
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    You may lose a few eggs, but not many. A good silkie brooding hen is worth many times her weigh in gold. They are as gentle as any mama quail. Sunday I am going to get some BCM eggs
    and I only wish I had a broody silkie hen. Since I don't, I will have to trust my bator. The bator is not near as trustworthy as a broody silkie hen.

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