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Button chick behaviors...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mhwc56, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    Is it a submission thing when a CBBQ crouches down,kind of on it's side and looks up at another chick that has come over and stood over it? i have also seen along with this behavior where the 1 that's standing over top of the crouching 1 will put it's foot down on it's neck.

    another behavior i've seen is my white( most often) 1 will try to walk UNDER the standing up body of another chick,the way it's done it seems like there's some significance to it....?

    and also i have noticed that some of the chicks try to give other chicks pieces of their aspen shavings ...
    ideas?
     

  2. CatJane0x0

    CatJane0x0 Songster

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    Aww, how old are your chicks?

    Maybe the ones that offer food are practicing males? Cute either way.
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    3 weeks old
     
  4. CatJane0x0

    CatJane0x0 Songster

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    They grow up fast don't they?
    I've noticed when mine are old enough to pair up that some- but not all- will flatten themselves in a humble manner towards a potential mate. The females "offer themselves" lol, as my friend calls it. Some of the chicken hens do this in front of me when I feed them. Silly birds.

    I have 3 adult cinnamon males living together that I call the "Cinna-Johns"....and all they do is feed each other all day. Especially when lettuce comes in! "Chork, chork, chork, chork!" That reminds me...are they making any little sounds like that when they are holding food?
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It sounds like mating rituals. The males will start to show the girls that they are worthy around this age [​IMG]
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Crowing

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    Quote:DARN I WAS GONNA SAY "YOU NEED TO WATCH SOMETHING OTHER THAN 3 WK OLD CHICKS... TOO [​IMG]

    JUST KIDDING [​IMG]

    TO THE OP==== WHAT SHE SAID! (SORRY I DONT DO PIGMY'S [​IMG] )
     
  7. Robo

    Robo Songster

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    I sort of do, if you count one male button that gets to have a play date once a year with my friend's button gals on his birthday. It's getting along with my sun conure. [​IMG]
     

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