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Development of bobwhite chicks *photos*

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Missi, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First week with me (3-4 weeks old I was told):

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    Second week:

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    Third week:

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    Learning to drink from their water bottle (rather than a dish that they turn filthy in 3 minutes):

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    Month with me:

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    They are still too young to sex, correct?

    Does it look like they're developing properly?

    I wish they weren't so afraid of my hands but I guess that is their nature, huh?
     
  2. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    might have to think about raising
    some quail!
     
  3. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look to be developing fine, they go alot slower then coturnix, which you would of probably been able to sex when you got them. looks like males mainly tho, due to the white around the face. I am no bobwhite keeper/knower tho.

    and yea, i've seen it as, unless you hatch them yourself, they will always be skiddish, granted, my coturnix i hatched still get crazy when i go in there.
     
  4. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so... what do you do with the quail?
    after full grown?
     
  5. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love them, always have -- also their vocalizations so I will be keeping mine as pets & sharing eggs with my friends -- if I have any hens! [​IMG]
     
  6. cravenchx

    cravenchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband can call
    up quails from the wild
    with his whistles. So much
    fun! I think I'm gonna have to
    have some!
     
  7. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They have the sweetest whistles & chirps! I could call the rogue wild male that hung around my property. BHave not seen him for a year, though [​IMG] He was all by his lonesome!
     
  8. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
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    just be wary, they arn't called the pitbulls of the quail world for no reason.....they can get rough.
     
  9. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually I don't see any signs of male or female. You'll have to wait a while to sex them.
     
  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually I don't see any signs of male or female. You'll have to wait a while to sex them.

    +1 Wont be able to feather sex them till 10 weeks or later as a rule. They'll molt and the big bird feathers will come in.... Bill
     

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