Cortunix...making weird noises.. how much longer?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chickeypoo, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

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    they are nearing the 8th week or so for age.. how long do i have to wait for eggs? and what is that horrid sound they are making lol. im jk. it just scares the crap out of me every time they do it.

    Sue
     
  2. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they are starting to crow ya are getting close to eggs but if ya dont have them under about 14 15 hours of light ya may have about 3 more months
     
  3. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when they crow it always scares me, even though i have heard it a hundred times. They need at minimum 14 hrs of light to lay. I leave there light on 24/7 and they lay every day. Make sure you are giving them a quality layer feed or they will have problems.
     
  4. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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    Oh I love that noise...I have several cages and when one starts up on their tippy toes, they all start. It is so cute to watch those little roos crow. [​IMG]
     
  5. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    Well, coturnix are not the quietest birds on the block.
    In large, they are pretty silent, but one loaner roo can really grate on your nerves. At least xx humans. The xy humans are usually immune.
    I hear it, it's loud, but usually dismissed.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The crowing isn't that loud. I have my birds in the house and if you aren't in the den with the birds, you can barely hear it over the usual house noise. It's really cute actually [​IMG]
     
  7. Scot1458

    Scot1458 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:It was cute the first hundred times I heard it.

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  8. Mary Of Exeter

    Mary Of Exeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Imagine going out one foggy, cool morning, walking past the cage, and hearing that crow for the first time out of the babies. I about jumped out of my skin!
     
  9. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep sounds like your boys have hit that time in their lives! Also imagine that sound when you have 10-20 males all doing it around the same time. It can be easily fixed though if you like the taste of quail [​IMG]
     
  10. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same way I feel about my Bobs.......don't know what I like the most, the whistle.......or the taste of'em smothered in gravy.[​IMG]
     

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