Strange Quail gone broody?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Hidstead09, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Hidstead09

    Hidstead09 Out Of The Brooder

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    When my hens began laying, i began getting a maximum of 4 eggs a day. A couple weeks later i began.getting 3 or less every day. The only thing that i have seen change, is that one of my tuxedo coturnix has been in the shared nexting.tub constantly. She wont even leave when i come to collect eggs out of the nest! It seems all my other girls just lay around her, lay their eggs, and leave. She simply sits there, wings fluffed out overtop of what few eggs are in there... could she actually be broody? Does it sound like it? Ive looked her over, and she doesnt appear to be injured. I dunno, wonder if i should mark a couple eggs and leave then with her? Heck, doesnt do me any harm.unless she lets the rot i spose?
     
  2. Hidstead09

    Hidstead09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh no! Now my other quail picked her head bald!
     

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