backwards quail!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by camchick, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just watching my coturnix running around and noticed one of them is running backwards quite a lot. It is also moulting so I guess it could be to do with that???

    Does anyone know why its going backwards?!?!
     
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    change of scenery?
     
  3. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WTHeck?! A backwards-running quail?!

    [​IMG] Video, please!! [​IMG]
     
  4. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    If I knew how, I'd put a video on!!! Rofl

    Has nobody seen this before then? Its still doing it but not all the time, kinda shuffles more than runs really
     
  5. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
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    Don't know about Cots, but Bobs normally put it in reverse a few steps to poop. Maybe yours are bad constipated..... [​IMG]
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen mine do this but can't tell you why. I see them doing this when I walk up to the pen. My Bob's like to sneak around its weird looking.
     
  7. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobs do that too? I can confirm that cots back up and poop also. I thought it was just because cots are so "domesticated" that they do funny things. I can't figure out why a bird would have to back up to poop...
     
  8. camchick

    camchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx 7L farm for letting me know I don't have strange birds!! Mine tend to do it when I walk up to the pen too.

    Also, I did wonder about the backing up to poop... Maybe its like a quail equivalent of sitting on a toilet!
     
  9. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put my chicks on wire and I noticed they were sitting on their butts and knees (it's really their ankles since they bend the opposite way). I guess they didn't like the feel of the wire. I noticed one was walking on his knees so I thought he was sick, but when I got close, he jumped up and ran off.

    [​IMG] It's almost as weird looking as them laying out like dead rubber chickens.

    Quail are definitely different!
     
  10. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yup you look in the pen & think man I guess I'm gonna half to cull that one & then the bird is fine. They sleep like humans.
     

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