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Anyone ever see this behavior?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by grouselabmike, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. grouselabmike

    grouselabmike In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2014
    I have a backyard quail pen. Just a 4x8x4 flyway with a small house on one end. I haven't handled the birds in a while. I caught one and it started chirping. At this sound the rest of the quail (4) came storming out of the house with their wings spread out all puffed up. I nearly died laughing at them. They almost looked like a dancing safe grouse or prairie chicken. "Tough guys"

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    They were about to 'take on' the predator.
  3. yeah, they do that once in a while, they delight in scaring my dog (a big "tough" german shepherd) like that

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