Quail egg song!

thespinningcottage

Songster
10 Years
Jun 24, 2009
598
5
164
Arcadia, Florida
We've had our two coturnix hens inside for about a week now. They're living a very pampered life in a guinea pig cage and are active and seem happy. I have noticed that right before they lay an egg, they make a very sweet squeaky song. It starts low, then rises and turns into a tuneful trill that lasts until they lay the egg. Then they walk away as if nothing happened and seek out the food cup again! We never would have noticed this if we hadn't brought them inside. Just one more reason to love my quail!
 

DoLittleMD

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
68
2
37
Mass
We've had our two coturnix hens inside for about a week now.  They're living a very pampered life in a guinea pig cage and are active and seem happy.  I have noticed that right before they lay an egg, they make a very sweet squeaky song.  It starts low, then rises and turns into a tuneful trill that lasts until they lay the egg.  Then they walk away as if nothing happened and seek out the food cup again!  We never would have noticed this if we hadn't brought them inside.  Just one more reason to love my quail!  /img/smilies/love.gif

I know this is old but my quail just started laying and one sings a beautiful song when she lays but not the other 3. Mine live on the porch and it took about a 1/2 dz eggs before I heard it! It is really beautiful :)
 

Quail Jailer

Songster
5 Years
Apr 30, 2014
991
85
118
When I got out to work the birds, first I collect eggs, then do the food then water. many times I'll hear the sound you described so I know theres more eggs to pick up before I go out.
 

Quail Jailer

Songster
5 Years
Apr 30, 2014
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85
118


Check out this beast, 22grams! thats a full sized zippo...

Reckon what song this hen was singing...? (love hurts?)
 

Quail Jailer

Songster
5 Years
Apr 30, 2014
991
85
118
Its probably a double yolker, laid by a golden hen that lays a lot of doubles, and she laid an earlier egg that was 20 grams.

I wish I could reign her in, I'm afraid I'm going to lose her to a prolapse.
 

Dragons4u

Songster
5 Years
Mar 8, 2014
479
29
108
Ohio
What kind of bird do you have laying something like that?

I only got 10 out of my jumbo brown hatch, and am hoping I get the number of females I want, but I think maybe will have to mix your blood line into them.
 

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