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Double Take

Discussion in 'Quail' started by troseblad, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. troseblad

    troseblad Out Of The Brooder

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    I have now had three successful hatches, so I guess I am officially an addict. Yet, it still scares me when I see a chick sprawled out on its side. They always pop right up when I approach, but I just haven't gotten used to it. Anybody else still doing double-takes?
     
  2. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still do double takes and it still makes my heart stop every time. [​IMG] I call it the "rubber chicken impression."

    You'd think we'd all learn by now!
     
  3. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Going on 5 years now, and I still thump the brooder from time to time.
     
  4. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha as stated before just remember that your birds are content when you see them sprawled out. so your doing something right! [​IMG] when the little ones are calm and content enough to lay like a dog.
     
  5. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
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    Quote:They're not after we thump the brooder because they gave us a heart attack. [​IMG]

    One of ours did that recently, When your heart skips a beat [​IMG] it's hard to remember they're content. It got a good scolding. [​IMG]
     
  6. chrishel

    chrishel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have always grown out of it. I just think they are stretching out after being cramped in that shell for so long!

    But JJ said that his still lay out as adults.

    That would seriously make my heart stop if I saw that. That bird would get grabbed and I would give it a good, stern, nose to beak, talking to! [​IMG]
     
  7. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They're not after we thump the brooder because they gave us a heart attack. [​IMG]

    One of ours did that recently, When your heart skips a beat [​IMG] it's hard to remember they're content. It got a good scolding. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. gamblelover85

    gamblelover85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. snyd08

    snyd08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes mine do it as adults as well... all ages. they like to kick back and relax. the proper way [​IMG]
     
  10. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I brought out some juveniles to sell to a customer and they all thumped to their side. It was a crazy sight to see! I had to poke them just to make sure [​IMG]
     

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