New bobwhite mama here!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Missi, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago I acquired seven 3-week-old bobwhite chickies (mix of Northerns & Giants) from a hobby breeder advertising on Craigslist. Unfortunately I lost one the first week due to what the feed store thought was a respiratory infection (was going through town with the sudden rain showers we have been having). Put them on antibiotics in their water for a week & they all stayed bright-eyed & bushy feathered [​IMG] I feed Manna gamebird feed - non-medicated, put vitamins in their water. After a couple of weeks they finally stopped spazzing out when I walked up to their cage. Now they only spazz when I put my hand on or in the cage. I'm attempting the impossible by trying to tame one, or a pair, as pets. If that doesn't work out, I plan to build The Garden Coop for the spoiled little pair. I know you can't keep adult females together so that is why I'm only keeping 1 pair.

    Is that correct? Anyone have anything to add? I would love to learn as much as I possibly can because...I love to learn! Photos to come...!
     
  2. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually you can keep a high number of a general mixture of males/females.......however, they're like us some days.........there's times when they can't stand their own selves!
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  3. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually you can keep a high number of a general mixture of males/females.......however, they're like us some days.........there's times when they can't stand their own selves!
    http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x305/luvjign/Quail9-21-10003.jpg

    Wow, gorgeous birds!! [​IMG] I always love seeing people's quail pics. Really makes me wish I had some of my own to share [​IMG]
     
  4. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:Actually you can keep a high number of a general mixture of males/females.......however, they're like us some days.........there's times when they can't stand their own selves!
    http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x305/luvjign/Quail9-21-10003.jpg

    Wow, gorgeous birds!! [​IMG] I always love seeing people's quail pics. Really makes me wish I had some of my own to share [​IMG]

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You said you liked seeing them so:[​IMG]
     
  6. animal8

    animal8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG] Always a pleasure to see happy little birdies [​IMG]
     
  7. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I did not check in sooner, guys! WOW! Gorgeous bobs you guys have! [​IMG]

    So wow...the breeder said the mature females will kill each other [​IMG] I'm glad to hear that that is not always the case! I really adore all of my bobs & they seem really bonded to each other but maybe that is just a youngin' thing?

    I wouldn't mind seeing more bob photos [​IMG] I'm going to make a separate post & share development photos of my chickies here shortly.... [​IMG]
     
  8. Jimsbirdhouse

    Jimsbirdhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Randy, They were just little white eggs when I sent them to you, GOOD LOOKING BIRDS.
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep. I stole Randalls signature because they are big ol honkin Bob Whites now. My roo use to wake me up every morning now its the Bob's.I love their whistle.
     

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