Are quail supposed to make those weird sounds?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Germaine_11.20, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    This is my first time with quail and today somone in there was making some really weird sounds. All I can say is that my Dad thought it was my power drill.
    It would do it about every 15 minutes or so. Is it a male and is that the "crowing"?
     
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  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    What Type Of Quail?
     
  3. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they make the funniest noises. Mine make gooshing air noises, crows, cricket sounds and even wolf whistles.
     
  4. kenman

    kenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine sound like tree frogs that peep on summer evenings. Its really nice to hear in December.
     
  5. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Mine sound like coturnix quail. The roos make a pretty loud crow sometimes, as well as 2 or 3 other vocalizations. The hens mostly make a chirp-chirp, that sounds like crickets. That is there "I'm lonely" or "Give me some loving" call. They also have an "I'm about to,just, or have already laid an egg" call.
    Both sexes can cackle about anything, but I have only heard roos growl.
    Coturnix have a pretty large vocabulary, as far as birds go. I have only managed to figure out the meaning of a few.
     
  6. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Hey thanks!! I was making a new brooder yesterday and got carried away with time and forgot to check back. They are coturnix and it is the oddest noise.
    It must be a growl. I actually thought it sounded like someone was dying or throwing up, but they are all happy in there! Tomorow they will be 5 weeks old.
    I should put them in their own cage because I heard they will start laying soon with enough light. I have them in with my Delaware chicks.
     
  7. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 weeks...There not crowing yet then I guess.. Wait until you hear that fuss... LoL
    The sound I think your referring to reminds me of a cats purr but in short bursts..
    When they start crowing it will sound something like "LOOK AT ME."
    My DW says to her it sounds like "WHAT ABOUT ME?"
    LoL

    David
     
  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Quote:Thank you David. Yes I guess that could be what to call that sound but it is very loud and short. Now I am looking forward to the rest of the fuss!
     
  9. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are indoors now, depending on how many Males you end up with you may be looking forward
    to getting them outdoors as soon as possible. [​IMG]
    If they aren't in total darkness they will crow all night long and you will want to [​IMG]

    David
     
  10. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    Idaho
    Ok that last smilie made me laugh out loud! I do have them in the garage so I can't hear them. When I was making my new brooder yesterday that was the first time I had actually heard that noise.
     

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