Will Coturnix hatch out their own eggs?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Berlena, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Berlena

    Berlena Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering if anyone lets a quail hen nest and raise their own chicks? I am a brand new owner of 3 wild colored Coturnix hens. I am thinking of getting a cock later on so that I can get fertile eggs but I wonder if quail can raise their own au natural?

    I did try to search the info with no luck!

    Berlena from California
     
  2. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Yep. I am pretty sure!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    No. Not usually. On rare occasions a coturnix quail will go broody. This is not common, though. It's pretty much a necessity to hatch coturnix eggs in an incubator.
     
  4. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Really? My friends hen goes broody all the time. Weird. [​IMG]
     
  5. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:really??? bobwhite or coturnix??? i saw some posts on here about a broody coturnix but its very rare... ive got over 100 hens and had 1 that acted like she was going to set but never did...
     
  6. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    corturnix .
     
  7. Berlena

    Berlena Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yeah I figured but was just curious....thanks for the quick answer!
     
  8. heritagehabitatfarms

    heritagehabitatfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wow... i have been wanting to develop a line of coturnix that would set... would you mind PMing me some contact info thanks...
     
  9. Davlyn

    Davlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Bummer [​IMG] I just got 6 Coturnix Quail & was hoping they / or 1 would sit on eggs ? I do not have an incubator ~~~~ What type of incubator do U need for those tiny eggs ??
    Thank You:)
     
  10. Davlyn

    Davlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This brings me 2 wonder, if they do not go broody, how do they raise their young in the wild ?? That's if there R any left in the wild ~~ Thank U
     

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