Arghhhh!!!! My quail are sooo anoying!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bryan8, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone! My stupid bobwhites have been crowing nonstop sence 4:30!!!!! I'm going to kill them! Have you eve heard over 17 bobwhites starr crowing all at once??

    Needed to vent
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bob Whites? Or Coturnix? Because I Have 3 Speces Of Bob White, Have Had For A Few Years And I Have Yet To Hear A Single 1 Crow.....

    Meanwhile On The Other Side Of The Yard I Have Coturnix That Will Crow 24/7
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
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    My bobwhites never crow. [​IMG]
     
  4. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 17 northern bobwhite quail that are 27 weeks old. They start early and crow like crazy untill 6:40 or so
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Bryan I'm Stumped..... Had Bob Speces For A Long While And Never Heard Of Anything Like It. Granted I've Never Had "northern Bob Whites" Maybe Its A Yankee Thing--- Jk Lol. But Seriously Tho I Have Ga Giants And Butler Bob Whites And Have Had Just Regular Run O The Mill Bob Whites. I Have Never In My Bird Farming Or In My Hunting Life Heard A Bob White Crow.

    Can You Describe The Sound? This Has My Curiousity Piqued.

    Also You Said It Started At 04:30? Is This An Everyday Thing? Or Just Today? I'm Thinking Maybe A Predator Lurking Around And They Feel Threatened??? Idk--- Grasping At Straws Here On This 1
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    And Just For The Record---- Dang, That Sux--- Sorry For Ya!
     
  7. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There just the regular run of the mill bobwhites

    They are exactly 24 weeks and 3 days old.
    (just checked)

    Its a high pitched squell

    heres a bobwhite calling, it sounds just like this but louder





    Ive raise bobwhites for a while too but this is the longest ive ever kept them.... mostly they get sold by ten weeks
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    I think it sounds nice [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    The Single "bob White" Whistle Call? Thats A General Locator Call--- Can You See If The Covey Is Togather Or Seperated In The Pen When They Do It? May Be Something As Simple As Putting A Light In There So They Can See Each Other. Is It Just Your Birds? Or Do You Have Wild Birds Calling To Your Youngsters And Instigating It? Idk-- Trying To Cover All The Bases Here...

    The Only Time Mine Ever Do The Locator Call Is When I Have Had An Escapee--- Have You Done A Head Count? They May Be Looking For One Of Their Own--- Had Any Trouble With Predators Recently?
     
  10. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are in a 4ft x 6 ft cage

    They all all there and have a light so they can see each other.

    The cage is inside of my shed so predators are not an issue.



    I think they do it to anoy me.....


    Also its louder than that call and is a little more raspy. After the guys do it the females make a quiter nosie like that

    I still havent goten eggs yet either!

    ~Bryan
     

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