New bobwhite mama here!

Missi

Songster
8 Years
Aug 31, 2011
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Naples, FL
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
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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...!
 

_Randall_

Songster
10 Years
Nov 3, 2009
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12
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Grenada, Ms
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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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Missi

Songster
8 Years
Aug 31, 2011
365
14
136
Naples, FL
Sorry I did not check in sooner, guys! WOW! Gorgeous bobs you guys have!
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So wow...the breeder said the mature females will kill each other
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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
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I'm going to make a separate post & share development photos of my chickies here shortly....
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7L Farm

Songster
9 Years
Jul 22, 2010
4,635
85
231
Anderson, Texas
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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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