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Found this little guy in my driveway... Thought it was a chicken.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by kim3335, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. kim3335

    kim3335 New Egg

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    Someone said they think it's a quail... Can anyone tell me anything about this guy? Is he a juvenile? Is that bald spot concerning? He's eating (ground up cat food) and drinking plenty and walking around fine.

    We thought it was a baby chicken which is very strange in our neighborhood. Should we let him go?[​IMG]
     
  2. Kim Z

    Kim Z Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a quail. The bald spot may be from a predator trying to catch him but only ending up with a mouth or talon full of feathers.
     
  3. silly4buttons

    silly4buttons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a quail please keep it
     
  4. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor eyes cant tell from this tiny phone but that looks like an A&M Coturnix. If so that is a lost or ditched pet. They don't breed in the wild. Someone verify?
     
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  5. kim3335

    kim3335 New Egg

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    we are taking her to a local vet that works with birds. they're going to have a look at her and then try to connect us with some bird people to see if we can find her a good home. thanks for all of the advice!
     
  6. UniqueQuail

    UniqueQuail Just Hatched

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    Definitely an A&M coturnix. Definitely not wild. Very lucky to have made it to you. They'd make a lovely snack for any predators.
     
  7. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures aren't working for me right now but by the sounds of it it is a quail. He won't last long on his own in the wild so it's up to you whether you're prepared to look after him or not. I can't imagine a single quail is much work.
     
  8. kim3335

    kim3335 New Egg

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    We took him to a local vet that services birds and two of the techs actually raise quails and will be fighting over who gets to keep him :)
     
  9. Kim Z

    Kim Z Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear that he'll have a happy home! How was he doing? Any injuries or malnutrition?
     
  10. davedavey

    davedavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its so funny reading your comments!!!! Save the quail save the quail! Just eat the quail.
     

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