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Valley quail hatched by coturnix! *pics

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 1000yearoldeggs, May 13, 2016.

  1. 1000yearoldeggs

    1000yearoldeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, haven't been on in a while but I bring exciting news! One of my coturnix has hatched 8 out 15 eggs, not her own though.
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    Here's the actual parents:
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    Yes, I have valleys and coturnix living together and they get along fine. The valleys stay up high mostly and just think the coturnix are aliens.

    In case anyone wants to know, I have an 8 by 8 by 8 foot aviary that was a pain to build. I use sand, dirt and chopped straw for bedding.
     
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  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh, how cute! A rare occurrence :) Thanks for the pictures and info on the enclosure and good luck with the little ones! Oh - and make sure they can't get through the bars in that cage you've placed around them - my button quail chicks go straight through bars that are less than 1 cm apart, I lost my first naturally hatched button like that..
     
  3. Finnisher

    Finnisher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow a broody coturnix... Try to bring back the brooding qualities lol

    Anyways that's impressive and rare, wouldn't butcher her anytime soon
     
  4. OzarkCountryGirl

    OzarkCountryGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I have a broody A&M on eggs right now. She hatches out babies every year. :)
     
  5. 1000yearoldeggs

    1000yearoldeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all. Yeah I'll have to make sure about the bar spacing. I think it's 1/4 inch but there is a gap where it closes.

    I would love to let her hatch out yearly. The female valley doesn't seem interested so I'll probably leave her to it every year if she's in the mood.:)
     

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