Quail behavior question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by HobokenChickenEmergency, May 6, 2009.

  1. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4- 3 wk old A&m's and 1- 4 wk old A&M (thanks to the guy I bought my chickens from). They have been doing this sort of "squat, look around, take a big hop across the cage" dance thing for about a week now. One starts it, then they all do it at the same time. It's hilarious! Dh and the kids and I could watch it for hours. Does anyone know what it means?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    they're happy that's how they play [​IMG] even adults will do it [​IMG]
     
  3. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy? That is the cutest thing ever! [​IMG]

    I was worried that they were bored or something. Like it's a repetitive behavior. I knew it couldn't be a mating dance quite yet (assuming that quail even dance. I know grouse and prairie chickens do). But happiness is great! It means my spoiling is paying off. [​IMG]
     

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