Coturnix quail crowing!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mom 2em All, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    My male quail is crowing- loud annoying bird, lol. I thought I had all females- at least they looked like female to me. The only one I wasnt sure about was a pied- white chest, chestnut body.
    Guess which one is making all the racket? Yep, thats it.
    Standing tall and proud, and sounding every bit like a loud chicken : BAAAAKAAAAKKKKK BAAAKAAAKKKK over and over again out there, before the sunrise.

    They are six weeks old today.
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    i was thinking about keeping 2 of my coturnix chicks here with me ( a pair ) but thanks you helped me make my decision LOL i'll just stick with keeping my button quail pair
     
  3. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww how cute. He's finding his voice. [​IMG] Did you other eggs get here yet??
     
  4. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I just got them yesterday- today is Day 1 for eggs that were in the mail for a WEEK! Think I should have any hope for them?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How do you sex them? I have 45 coturnix eggs in my bator now.
     
  6. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Miss Prissy,
    This website: http://www.thatquailplace.com/quail/coturn1.htm

    has
    a picture of the male and female. Much easier for you to look at that, than my feeble attempt at describing it. [​IMG]

    I gave my coworker all but 8 of my babies. Im down to 6 now- honestly I do not know what happened to two of them. They escaped somehow. I could hear one or both of them calling out from somewhere one evening...and honestly thought that come morning, I would find them close to the pen- but nope.
    Im sure they became lunch for something.

    This one male is going to get me in trouble with the neighbors, though. I had no idea they could be so loud!
     
  7. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    ar-ar-ar rrrrrrr

    to me thats what they sound like
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Louder than guineas?

    Thanks for the link.
     
  9. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Nothing is louder than a guinea [​IMG]

    You are welcome. [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I can live with that noise. I don't mind the loud guineas. Just trying to get an idea of where they fall in the loud scale. LOL
     

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