I haven't noticed him feeding Terra, but he does spend a lot of time near the nest. Some sources say that the male button quail will also sit on the eggs, but I haven't noticed that with my quail.Love the barrier idea! It´s perfect
I spy Geo! I hope he´s being a good dad! Do the males bring food and treats for the sitting hens?
There´s something quite remarkable and special about a bird brooding and hatching eggs
When is the estimated hatch date?
I found the nest on January 24th and most sources say 16 day incubation period, so I would expect them to hatch early next week - Sunday or Monday. However, I have also read 21 day hatching period in a few places. I think it is wrong, but if it is accurate, that would push things out to week after next, maybe the 14th or 15th.
I don't know when exactly she started incubating the eggs, but I think I spotted her relatively early on. Whenever possible, I visit the aviary and do a headcount to make sure everyone is present and accounted for. I don't think I could have missed her for more than a day or do.