Can broody hen hatch quails?
Yes, some people tried, the problem was chickens ate quails..
But there is a solution: Silkie bantams.
Hens are also exceptionally broody, and care for young well. Though they are fair layers themselves, laying only about three eggs a week, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species due to their broody nature. Silkie chickens are very easy to keep as pets.
I'm going to buy a dozen of Silkie eggs and try...
..to be continued..
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