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Help! my lonely chick please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mcamodell, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. mcamodell

    mcamodell New Egg

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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]I did a lot of research and then decided to start a hatch of quail.[/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]A few weeks ago I ordered 2 dozen jumbo quail eggs from ​
    fromthefarm.com
    and the experience was not good.

    I have talked to a couple of others that hatch quail and they have told me I did nothing wrong, It was most likely due to having ordered them and bad luck shipping them.

    [FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]I had a few hatches but, I now have a single chick in my brooder and it is very lonely.[/FONT]​

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    It is strong, healthy, very nicely colored and I would really like to keep it, but I feel very bad that it will be 17 more days before he has company.



    If you have a few 2-3 week old chicks in Phoenix,AZ you can spare I would really like to buy them.
    I prefer jumbo's, either brown or white or mix.
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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012
  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    best thing to do now is to put a small stuffed animal in there, he will nuzzle up to it so he won't be so lonely
     
  3. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awww....I have a bunch of 3 day old quail chicks. Wish I lived closer, I'd give him a brother.
     
  4. mcamodell

    mcamodell New Egg

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    I put a real feather duster in there,he seems to really like it,but still squawking a lonely tune half the day :(
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  5. romanmiller

    romanmiller New Egg

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    Mar 11, 2012
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    I am not in Phoenix, but I have 42 3 week old Jumbo Quail - all very healthy and thriving. They are 4.00 a piece or 6 for 20 + shipping and handling. Let me know if you are interested.

    Thanks!
    Marcie
    almighty.fowl@gmail.com
    360-901-1453
     
  6. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a lonely one for a couple of days. Seemed quote enamored of the hand mirror we put in for him/her.
     
  7. mossypath

    mossypath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feather duster is a good ideal. I don’t think I would have thought if that.
     
  8. mcamodell

    mcamodell New Egg

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    The mirror was a great idea, my chick thinks it's simply awesome!



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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  9. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats great to hear! So cute. As an aside, the lonely quail had pecked at his departed littermates and when we put in another set of quail 3 days younger than him he didn't have the same issue. I'm thinking his temporary "companion" must have had lightning fast reflexes and intercepted every one of his pecks.
     

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