I went and did it now....

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by monarc23, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Oh gosh!

    advertised a pair of Coturnix I was willing to sell...and I guy contacted me wanting my free trio of buttons, and asked if I'd be willing to sell him one more coturnix to make it a trio for him. I said i'd have to look at my flock to see if i'd be willing to give another away and he said that was fine. He then went on to mention that he had bobwhite quail and we were talking about how they sing so pretty. He then said "ya interested in any of those?" and i said "....what, like in a trade?" and he goes "sure!" and i said "well i have been considering getting them....well i'll tell you what, how does 3 coturnix for a pair of bobwhites sound?" and he goes "i'll do you one better, three for three" and I was like "woah, okay!" LOL!

    So if the snow isnt too bad this weekend he'll becoming all the way down from up north (he's probably 3-4 hours from me [​IMG] ) to pick up my trio of button quails as well as swapping me three coturnix for three bobwhites!

    Since people raise bobwhites and coturnix together, I think I'll just keep the trio in my main pen with my browns since I am one of the many who dont believe bobwhites can easily mix with coturnix. [​IMG] If theres any fighting ofcourse I'll switch them out though!

    They're the JUMBO bobwhites by the way....thankfully im legally allowed to own them....just not sell them...however if anyone in the future wants some jumbo bobwhite hatching eggs with their order of coturnix eggs from me i'll throw some in. I wont be breeding bobwhites on a large scale, and they wont be my focus of selling, but if someone askes i'll give just so they're laying. [​IMG]

    I just can't wait to hear the boy sing! [​IMG] My text ringtone is a bobwhite call after all [​IMG]

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  2. linebacker

    linebacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the bobwhites!

    A male bobwhite is more aggressive than the male coturnix so make sure the bobwhite doesn't hurt your coturnix.

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  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yeah i've read that they can be evil. First sign of aggression on either end of my birds and the bobwhites get their own pen. I'd keep them in thier own pen to begin wiht but i dont have anything nice enough just yet, and they'll be warmer/safer in the main pen so i hope things can go well for a few more weeks [​IMG]
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    Congrats! [​IMG]

    and yup yup.. i have bobwhites and the males can be VERY mean ... just make sure you have them in a pen/hutch that is big enough for them to hop run all that just in case a small fight dose happen the other male can get away fast. the less males the better.. i have 3 males to 9 females worked out great because before i had 10 males and 5 females VERY bad idea..lol all the males did was fight so i had to trade some males in for some more females.

    i LOVE there whistle though [​IMG] i stand in the front yard at the farm house and i whistle and the males that are ALL the way in the back will whistle back to me [​IMG] i love it

    ETA: put some brush in the pen with them like dead tree limbs... they love to climb and hop on it and hide [​IMG]
     
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  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:thanks for the tips, experiences! [​IMG] I hope 2 hens will keep him happy for a while. i dont plan on getting anymore males but if he over-abuses his two hens i'll get him a few more. As for dead tree limbs, got lots of them around here to choose from!

    Eek! I cannot wait to hear my boy! [​IMG]

    Im already planning on a tiny ground pen for this trio as I decided i dont want to risk them with my coturnix for too long. Some netting, fiberglass posts, wire and a small shelter to run into with a bunch of branches and hidey areas inside my fenced in area......I think I can manage! [​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    very nice!...good deal also!....[​IMG]..
     
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bobwhite call is deffinetly one of my top nature noise picks! I loved it when my males started to whistle. I might just have to get some bobwhites again!
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  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:That's pretty much the only reason I want them! ha ha! I just want to enjoy them like one would enjoy canaries! [​IMG]
     
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    Once you hear this in your backyard you are going to fall in love! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Don't you need a permit in Pa for bobwhite quail?

    My bobwhite were hatched along with some coturnix and a few buttons - the bobwhites were kept with the coturnix as they grew - they killed everything in the pen.
     

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