Little Ears are Listening

Discussion in 'Quail' started by chrishel, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. chrishel

    chrishel Songster

    Jun 28, 2011
    The Windy City
    I thought I'd share a cute story:

    For some reason my boy quail seem to crow when I'm around but seem to be quiet most of the time. They are in the garage, so I can stand at the back door and they are quiet but if I go out to the garage, the crow-off starts. It might be because I talk to them as I service their cages or when I'm just checking them out.

    So we were leaving this morning for work/school and the crowing was non-stop. I was talking to them and as the days go on, more and more are crowing (they will be 5 weeks tomorrow). So I said, "I wonder why you guys always crow when I'm around." My 7 year-old said, "That's because you always tease them." I responded, "I don't tease them!" He said, "Yes, you do! Remember the other day when you said that you needed to zip tie them but rather than their legs you were going to zip tie their beaks?"

    Now only if I can get him to listen to me when I actually want him to... [​IMG]

  2. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    That is priceless. Just remember, sometimes the best learned lessons are the unintended ones. [​IMG]
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Yeah, kids are listening all the time, however I am sure it is "selective hearing"! [​IMG]

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