will a chicken hatch quail?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by horsechick, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi all. just wondered. i have a couple hens trying their best to go broody. i keep pulling them off and taking their eggs. would they hatch quail eggs? thanks. angela
     
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Absolutely! Keep in mind, when quail hatch - they are feisty little buggers - and so much smaller than regular chicks, so I'd make sure to put the mamas in a cage with very small wire - like 1/2x1/2" mesh or even 1/4" if you can. And quail fly very well - so continue to keep them confined as they grow.
     
  3. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    and from what I remember reading, no heavy butt chickens... more like silkies [​IMG]
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Yep like Boyd said, needs to be a pretty small, and light chicken.
     
  5. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww! [​IMG] That is so cute & nice to know!
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
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  7. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    No heavy butted chickens - you're a hoot boyd!
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Thanks belle [​IMG] I was thinking of big mama as I wrote it.... (a buff orp hen who is twice as large as the rest who thinks she might be a lapdog?!) She makes for interesting conversation when she hops into others laps looking for treats.
     

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