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Do quail go broody

I am just interested if anyone has left their eggs in with the birds and have had any quail go broody and hatch any chicks . I have noticed that after they lay they do keep pulling the eggs back under themselves. Cheers .

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Yes. What breed do you have? Some breed easily others less so. If they have cover, a quiet spot without other birds disturbing them they should go broody

Torsten Schulz
Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

I have Italian jumbo and some that are mixed colours ie white and speckled I am experimenting with colours , I have a white rooster with speckled hens so will see what colours come out .

Monday, May 4th, 2020

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