who will go broody?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quail27, May 26, 2010.

  1. Quail27

    Quail27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    which type of quail is most likely to go broody and successfully raise a crop of young when housed with multiple other quail in an outdoor (on-the ground) pen?
     
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    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quails usually never sit on their eggs in captivity, I have bobwhites on an outside pen on the ground and none have gone broody. Altho ave heard some people who say their buttons go broody!
     
  3. Quail27

    Quail27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm... not even the more wild types like blue scale, gambel, valley, mountain....?
     
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    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every where you read it'll say that quails won't sit on their eggs as a rule but I have a friend whose valley quail went broody and hatched some chicks but he said that you must keep only a pair, male and female, separated on their own coop so the others won't disturb and that you must also give them an enviroment as close to what they have in the wild as possible. I mean what I'm saying is that it's highly likely that they won't sit on the eggs but who knows you might get lucky, I think it's more a matter of luck than anything else.
     

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