Hey Look What I Got From The Flea Market*UPDATE* PG3 She Might Be A He

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BirdBoy88, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Morning everyone

    I went to the flea market yesterday and first thing i always do when i get there is check out the animals for sale so i was looking around and i found this guy selling birds and i saw a cage full i button quails [​IMG]

    and out of all the button quails there was only one white one and from the looks of it i think it's a hen and he was selling them for $3 so i couldn't pass on that

    heres a pics of ( her ) ????



    Don't worry her eyes are fine..she was just sleeping when i took the pics ..lol

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    and is she laying yet? i thought she might be since i saw this or what could be the reason for it?

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    I don't have her in the same cage as my other button quails or ( birds ) cuz if she has any mites or anything i don't want them to pass to my birds..so she's gonna stay in her own cage for prolly 2 weeks and i'll see from there

    She got out her cage this morning and boy did i have a tough time finding her and when i did find her she was hiding behind one of the incubators ...note both incubators are on a table..lol
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She was either plucked or over mated.

    Make sure you show us what she looks like in couple weeks with your good care and TLC.
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Poor thing! Glad you got her now! She's a cute little thing...
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Feed her some suet.It promotes feather growth.They also love mealworms which gives them protein.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Isn't suet mostly fat though?
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:Isn't suet mostly fat though?

    what is that? i don't think i've heard of it

    and yes i will update everyone on her [​IMG]

    any advice you can give will be much needed
     
  7. First To Hatch

    First To Hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Over mating they have no feathers on the neck, thats caused from overcrowding so they start pullingthe feathers off of eachothers backs.
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes it is fat,but is good for feather growth.It also has seed in it.
    Suet is available in any supermarket in the meat case.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Suet= beef fat.

    They use it in cakes for wild birds too, and some of those contain bugs and millet. Might be a good choice. It's VERY high enery stuff.

    Watch the expiration dates on the cakes for birds carefully, old ones shouldn't be purchased.
     
  10. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Very pretty Mark! Too bad you don't live closer - I have 6 white ones and I think they are the most docile. My whites are always the ones to get picked on, poor things! Lucky for her she got a great new home!!
     

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