flying

Discussion in 'Quail' started by beerman, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old do they have to be before they start to fly? I have them in a open top brooder right now and don't want to come home to a suprise LOL
     
  2. ksukristin

    ksukristin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they start "practicing their launch" in the first week in my experience! Heck I hatched one out yesterday and this morning the little fuzzball was already trying to jump and flap!

    I usually put a top on my brooder around day 5...dunno what age yours are- but they are little escape artists!
     
  3. jetto

    jetto Out Of The Brooder

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    EARLY! they fly early! LOL! Not far but far enough to get out of a brooder! And they will end up all over the place- on your curtain rods, on the top of your dresser, BEHIND the dresser. Everywhere- little quail everywhere...[​IMG]

    Kristi
     
  4. youridreezen

    youridreezen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yep my mum got up one morning and there was one on her bed [​IMG]
     
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  5. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby button chicks hatched then went out for their first feed with their mothers. They went up to where they were going to eat and there would be some canaries there. They would flap their wings and scare the canaries away. I think my canaries had no idea what they were either, but boy it looked funny.
    The canaries are still afraid of them.
     

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