Unsure if my quail is nesting

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Elza, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Elza

    Elza Out Of The Brooder

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    OK so it looks as though we hav about 16 to 17 eggs all laid in one spot. Though I can't tell if my quail is nesting (if that makes sense) so what I mean is today and yesterday I noticed that she has been sitting and covering over her pile of eggs all of a sudden but every now and then she gets off I think to eat and drink. So I guess my question is, is my quail trying or wanting to hatch her eggs? I don't know how to explain myself lol. Some help would be great thank you in advance ..
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It sounds as if she is getting ready to set. You may want to reduce the eggs to a number that she can effectively cover and brood just in case.
     
  3. Dannygj

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    She could be laying an egg a day or so and she will incubate them all together once done laying so they hatch at the same time
     
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  4. Elza

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    She has piled them all ontop if each other. I gave them some pillow cases for warmth and I thought it would be comfy for them and she has made a nest instead from them n brought the side ride up.. I might see if I can get a pic.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    With eggs piled on top of one another it will be impossible for her to turn them and warm them effectively.
     
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  6. Elza

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    Last night they were spread evenly, and she was sitting on them and the same as this morning but now they r piled up. Still very warm but she is not on them,. I did clean the cage so maybe she was trying to protect them from me.. I will check again later.
     
  7. Elza

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    I can't post a pic.
     
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