Is it normal for Button Quail to play in water?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickieBooBoo, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I went to feed the quail this afternoon and one of the females was soaking wet, I was kinda looking around wondering what she had got into. Then when I was feeding the chicks I seen her hop into the water dish and start water bathing like a chicken dust bathes! She was getting water everywhere! [​IMG] Is this a common quail thing?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    When I had chick waterers for the juveniles, they used the waterer as a fountain to play in! So I would say yes, it is normal [​IMG]
     
  3. My coturnix think the waterer is their personal pond. You would think they are ducks as much as they are in the water.
     
  4. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha mine do that too lol
     
  5. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My quail splash it around and I have a buff orp. that uses it as a pool.
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm going to say yes too, and add...It's a potty as well.

    I so love when they drink from the (UNPOTTY) founts!!
     
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  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Oh yes, I want to gag when they use it as a potty THEN play [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's Hot. So Like Everyone Else When She's Hot She Wants To Take A Dip And Cool Off. I Have Some Bobs That Love To Get Wet During Hot Temps.
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I have enough mess to clean up after the ducklings and goslings start playing in their water [​IMG] It was cute though
     

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