Button Quail on strike??? And one not laying??? Confused!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by jfulcher, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Okay first off I bought a pair of buttons about 3 weeks ago... Lady said they had laid eggs before. Were a mated pair blah blah blah... Female humps the male, male humps the female... No eggs either way...
    Secondly, my very bountiful egg producing 10 week old button stopped laying.... I cleaned her cage out almost 3 days ago and somehow stunned her and since then no eggs... Her and her mate, mate at least 6 times a day.... Every time I look he is on top of her... I am just worried somthing is wrong with her... She acts fine... Doesn't seem egg bound, dehydrated or anything...

    Also my males, both, do this wierd lay flat and chitter thing when their wife is near. Freaked me out!! Thought they were hurt... What are they doing!?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The non-laying hen will start laying again once she feels comfortable, mine usually skip a few days when I clean their pens. However, if I move them to a new pen when I clean (instead of just pulling their pans out) they don't skip a beat....go figure.

    The other 2 sound like 2 males...sorry.
     
  3. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:Well I am not here to argue it, but wouldn't there be a bib or brown/red vent feathers on her???
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That depends on the color of the bird. Males normally have bibs and/or red vent feathers but there are certain colors/color combinations that don't.
     
  5. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:Silver/grey wtvr you want to call her.
     
  6. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Silver/grey wtvr you want to call her.

    do any of them make a crow ?
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The vent feathers don't have to be red, they can be very light pink. Any color combination with blueface will not have a bib.
     
  8. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:Silver/grey wtvr you want to call her.

    do any of them make a crow ?

    All 4 of my quails crow :hmm but only the 2 males do the turkey dance...
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Silver/grey wtvr you want to call her.

    do any of them make a crow ?

    Most people don't know what a button quail's crow sounds like. If you've ever heard the 'wind' or 'darth vader' sound they make, that is the males' crow.
     
  10. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Then I haven't heard that... I have heard a woo woo woo type of call from them...
     

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