ormal coturnix behavior?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by eHuman, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that during the daytime my 1.5 week old cots will lay down to nap often in a big tangled mess, but they ALL sleep standing at night time.

    Is this odd or normal?

    No wonder they sleep 1/2 the day, they're tired from standing around all night.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
  2. Oreo quail

    Oreo quail Out Of The Brooder

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    It seems normal that the lay with their feet off to the side. I suspect this is normal sleep when they are growing. It almost looks so awkward that they might be sick but they aren't. A chick's got to stretch her legs sometime :)
     
  3. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what they do by day, at night they sleep standing up. Very odd.
     

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