|Author||Topic: sitting on eggs|
posted 5/2/11 9:46 PM
Ive 3 female and a male coturnix quail. one of my females has been sitting on 3 eggs for 4 days and seems quite committed to the cause ! if she does by chance carry on and the eggs hatch-out, should i leave them with her in their house?, put them all in a brooder?, put just the chicks in a brooder? or wait 'til they begin to hatch and then put them in a brooder? please help. many thanks. Mike (Cornwall)
posted 9/15/11 11:06 AM
Mike please can you advise me what you did with
your chicks & if it was successful? Today my
broody jap quail has hatched 4 chicks. One
appeared dead but revived once I put it in an
incubator for half hour. The others are outside
under the hen in the aviary, but I am wondering if
I should risk bringing them indoors with the hen
in case the nights are too cold for them. Any
advice would be much appreciated. Thanks,
posted 9/20/11 0:00 AM
Hi, well in the end, 3 quail hatched and I
brought them inside with the broody hen and
put them in a brooder under heat. As they
started to get a bit big and lively, I put the hen
back outside. Left them in until fully feathered. I
let them out during the day only for the first
week ,putting them back under heat at night. It
turned out that they were all male ! Nooooo!
Gave 2 away as they began to fight. Good luck!
posted 5/30/13 1:08 PM
Hi, what sort of set up do you have?
I've heard that it's almost impossible
to get coturnix quail to sit eggs, but
the people who've managed it seem to
have a natural sort of environment with
plants and such, which I've tried to
replicate with little success (the grass
has all died). Do you have any tips on
convincing them to go broody?