friendly coturnix?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Eggcellent7301, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    if i were to hatch coturnix chicks, handle them lots and give em' lots of treats.......could they be friendly? cause i find most people say they are nervous unfriendly birds, and i was wondering if i could change that.
     
  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find my Coturnix to be much more gentle and docile than other quail. They rarely run away when I go to pick them up and usually don't freak out when a person comes by their cage. I actually prefer them to other quail when it comes to being personable and calm.
     
  3. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you may have confused bobs and coturnix. Coturnix will generally sit on you and run to front cage as you walk up to it... Mine are always glad to see me. Bobs are never happy to see me and run to the far side of the pen every time.... Good luck with your birds. Bill
     
  4. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    I agree with Bill... My Coturnix are very friendly and happy to see me when it's feed time! [​IMG] Bobs are flighty and wild... no matter what u do for or with them! [​IMG]
     
  5. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:DITTO
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:AND DITTO AGAIN
     
  7. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    My coturnix are indifferent to me. Now I'm gonna cry! [​IMG]
     
  8. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cotrnix love me. I held them all the time as babies. I know your not supposed to but it was tempting!
     
  9. Eggcellent7301

    Eggcellent7301 Out Of The Brooder

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    sweeet! now you guys got me all excited over quail! is there really any drawbacks? [​IMG]
     
  10. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Much like heroin, quail may become addicting... I had a hatching problem for a while, quail on my back as it were... But Im feelin much better now...Ooo is that a pip!!!....
     

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