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my quail like to swim in the water

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DrumStick, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. DrumStick

    DrumStick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I went to check on the quails and a few of them were swimming in there water.
    I took them out but they went right back in again what did sam do give us half quail half duck? [​IMG]
     
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
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    It probably had something to do with the person in charge of hatching, maybe he had the humidity way tooo HI. [​IMG]
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Maybe the guy in charge just hatched daring little swimmers that like to eat Guinea Fowl.
     
  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    Are you sure they're not ducks? [​IMG]
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there can be "quail finches" there can be "quail ducks".. [​IMG]

    Throw some Zesty Italian and let them marinate themselves! [​IMG]

    -Kim
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Yum. That should make them nice and tender by Thanksgiving.
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Ha ha... sorry to be a party pooper, but if they get cold they will likely not survive. Do you have marbles or clean rocks to put in the waterer so they can't submerge themselves?
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Ha ha... sorry to be a party pooper, but if they get cold they will likely not survive. Do you have marbles or clean rocks to put in the waterer so they can't submerge themselves?

    Drumstick is sleeping dreaming about Quail. (He's my kid [​IMG] )
    We had the rocks ready but the water is 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep
    and the brooder is 90 to 95 on the light side so I wasn't too
    worried about them. It was just so cute and Drumstick was
    excited about it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    LOL! OK... swimming quail, huh? [​IMG]
     
  10. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had bantams do that before. You gotta watch out they don't get chilled or drown. Are you guys using a quail waterer, or just a normal chick waterer?
     

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