Help identifying female button quail call

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Immy Khodr, Aug 13, 2019 at 9:52 PM.

  1. Immy Khodr

    Immy Khodr Hatching

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    Our female king / button quail laid six eggs and seems to be trying to hatch them. She makes this call every once in a while. Any ideas on what it means?
     
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  2. DuckWhisperer06

    DuckWhisperer06 Songster

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    I think that’s just her being broody, chickens do it too.
     
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Mine only make that call when they are setting. What it means I have no idea!
     
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  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Songster

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    I think she's trying to scare either you or the roo away from the nest. Not sure though. I've heard mine make a similar sound when they are broody, but I've never been looking at them while they did so I'm not sure they make the sound the same way. I've always referred to it as 'angry chirping'. Usually they do it while leaving the nest.
     
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    @DK newbie , is most likely correct, some kind of a warning call but I just can't say for sure what it means.
     
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  6. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    I refer to that vocalization as "I'll tear you a new one... don't believe it? Just try me!"
     
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