are button quail loud?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by watersoflethe, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was thinking of getting some button quails. i saw them at a flea market and they were TINY and so cute. i was just wondering if they were loud? since i have coturnix and they tend to crow pretty loud as well. i got a noise complaint from the neighbors and i can't keep coturnix roos now. i was wondering if the button quails were just as loud? since the roos seem so pretty i love the blue ones [​IMG]
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    The females are the noisy ones in the buttons, but I don't have any trouble so far unless a female gets out and she calls to the others. Where are you that you can't have coturnix? In an apartment?
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Buttons are not loud, males and females both make a 'hehehe' sound, the female's sound is not quite as defined as the males (more hea than he [​IMG]). The males have a low growling or wind-blowing sound that is the male only call, otherwise they are pretty quiet. But even their hehehe call is nice [​IMG]
     
  4. huntercf

    huntercf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buttons are pretty quiet (at least mine are), the coturnix are the noisy ones and lonely bobwhite males.
     
  5. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    buttons are not loud unless they are yelling across the room to the female they want to visit I would much prefer them in my house to any other quail breed!
    there are 6 in the living room and 99% of the time you do not know they are there unless one of the boys feels like courting the girl he can't get to across the room
     
  6. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:nope just picky neighbors. i'm in a normal residential house. i built my coop outside in my pretty huge backyard (for suburban california) and i got a noise complaint. the thing is... my one rooster is a house rooster and only let out to free range for couple hours in mid day. the only other thing that would be crying is my coturnix roos which are outside.
    and my neighbor (after he submitted the noise complaint) said that something is too loud at NIGHT. so i'm assuming he's talking about the coturnix roos. since he didn't say rooster he didn't know we had quails so i'm assuming he thought they were my hens. he was mumbling something about hens. my hens all quietly sleep at night so the only culprit is the coturnix. i really didn't think they were that loud. they are right under MY window and i can barely hear them. sigh..
    now my roos are confined to the garage every night. poor babies.

    anyways sounds like button are quieter... hmm... tempted to buy some now
    too bad the incubator is full [​IMG]
     
  7. Jeremiah.Chua

    Jeremiah.Chua Out Of The Brooder

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    My buttons are very quiet, I would go for it. The bird-chirping sound is so weak, you gotta be really close to hear them. And I'm sure outdoor noises will make it near impossible to hear if you are not within 2-5 yards within their vicinity.
    The calls however, are a bit louder but it doesn't happen enough to be obnoxious in my opinion. I actually like their calls, it's pretty adorable. "HeeHeeHee" is so cute to hear.
     
  8. thatchickenlady

    thatchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buttons are not noisy enough to cause any concern with your neighbors -- they are a delight to keep and you may find the neighbors will want to be coming over to see them! My neighbors, especially the kids, love to visit and see my birds. Most of my neighbors are friends and love to visit and see my birds... Some of mine are in the house in modified fish tanks that include places where the buttons can go for privacy when they want.
     
  9. huntercf

    huntercf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:nope just picky neighbors. i'm in a normal residential house. i built my coop outside in my pretty huge backyard (for suburban california) and i got a noise complaint. the thing is... my one rooster is a house rooster and only let out to free range for couple hours in mid day. the only other thing that would be crying is my coturnix roos which are outside.
    and my neighbor (after he submitted the noise complaint) said that something is too loud at NIGHT. so i'm assuming he's talking about the coturnix roos. since he didn't say rooster he didn't know we had quails so i'm assuming he thought they were my hens. he was mumbling something about hens. my hens all quietly sleep at night so the only culprit is the coturnix. i really didn't think they were that loud. they are right under MY window and i can barely hear them. sigh..
    now my roos are confined to the garage every night. poor babies.

    anyways sounds like button are quieter... hmm... tempted to buy some now
    too bad the incubator is full [​IMG]

    I had the same thing happen to me, I don't have any roosters but the coturnix were pretty loud at night so I got rid of most of them and they don't make any sound at night anymore.
     
  10. Stina

    Stina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I had several buttons their calls seem to have been louder than what most of you are describing......but certainly not super loud. I am down to one lone splashed male now (he needs a girlfriend!) and he crows a lot...he sounds a miniature hawk! I don't think it would be enough to upset a neighbor though. Mine is inside and you can't hear him from outside...though you can hear him through most of the house.
     

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