Pacific Northwest Gamebirds

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Rainwolf, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Hi!
    I am wondering how many Gamebirds owners/breeders we have in the Pacific Northwest?

    Looking for local area owners/breeders to exchange knowledge etc!
    Come join me? [​IMG] or am I all alone? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got six Button Quail.

    Going out shortly to muck out the pen...... [​IMG]
     
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  3. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    I find the Buttons are easy and clean compared to Coturnix! now those buggers can get stinky!
     
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Yeah, but cleaning up after coturnix is super easy. They are tame as can be.

    Cleaning up after button quail is, well, not so pleasant because I'm always worried they'll manage to injure themselves out of fear.
     
  5. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    I have 1 OEGB Spangle roo and 3 OEGB BBR hens. Do they count???
     
  6. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Quote:well..... since its you they might count [​IMG]
     
  7. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Quote:Yes they are hard to clean due to fear [​IMG]
    I turn off all the lights and "blind grab" them out of the pens and into a black box, then clean their pen, then off the light to transfer em back to pen then on to next pen....

    I've gotten really good at doing it all in the dark except the cleaning :}
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes they are hard to clean due to fear [​IMG]
    I turn off all the lights and "blind grab" them out of the pens and into a black box, then clean their pen, then off the light to transfer em back to pen then on to next pen....

    I've gotten really good at doing it all in the dark except the cleaning :}

    AND THEY SAID THE BOOGEY MAN WAS IMAGINARY.... [​IMG]
     
  9. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, I have to join in here. Friday I was cleaning pens (outside) and my boys were calling and the girls were singing. They were making so much of a racket the neighbors from 2 houses down came up the hill and asked what kind of birds I had.

    Their happy time partying is going to cost me a few meals. [​IMG] Mine like having their cages and pans cleaned out. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    ROFL I've been known to catch button quail in the dark, too. That was one tactic I used. I'll admit the shop vac tempted me a time or two also. (KIDDING!!! I AM KIDDING!!!)

    If one gets loose in my basement it's going to be rather interesting. I suspect it would lead to putting about forty dishes of food and water on the floor in various parts of the basement and hoping they found them. If they got into the storage area...eeeek. Bye bye button quail. I'm pretty sure the bogey man DOES live down there. I'm not sure he is breeding up some baby bogey people down there...and needs to feed them...
     
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