Broody Buttonquail

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Broody Buttonquail

Postby Rizu » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:08 pm

Hi to all quail lovers. I have good and bad news to shared. My quail goes broody, unfortunately the chick die due to kerengga (don't know kerengga in english) attack. Lead the hen to abandon the nest and the helpless chick. This is my first time keeping buttonquail. Hearing the newly hatched chirp is priceless. I wish in future i will able to see my buttonquail wandering with their chicks. To all quail keepers, never loose hope to see a broody quail. Wish me a good luck.
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Re: Broody Buttonquail

Postby Tanin » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:38 pm

That is a good news that they start to breed. However sorry for the lost Rizu...

wish you the best of luck..

do you mind to share the setup of your avaiary?

I never keep this species before, but it seem that they are okay to be keep in avairy with other species... not sure if I should try to find some and put them in my bulbul avairy... :) :)
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Re: Broody Buttonquail

Postby Rizu » Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:19 pm

Actually it is more like DIY cage than an aviary with dimension 1m x 0.8m x 0.6m and lots of dry grass. If you have a large aviary then it will be perfect for them dwelling on the aviary floor. They say it will be easier for them to become broody. Plus they will be floor cleaner because they will pickup any leftovers food cause by the other bird. If you plans to place with parrots beware because they have tendency to bullied the quail. Sometimes they even kill them. If you plan to place with Bulbul, i think it will give extra 'kick' to your aviary.

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Re: Broody Buttonquail

Postby Tanin » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:19 pm

thanks Rizu,

will they build nest or they will lay egg everywhere like normal commercial quail?
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Re: Broody Buttonquail

Postby Rizu » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:10 pm

At beginning they just laying egg everywhere, when i put a lot of grass and they have a good hiding spot, they start building a nest. I thinks they need to feel save and secure to become broody.
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Re: Broody Buttonquail

Postby Tanin » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:57 am

I see.

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