Roosting Bob Whites

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bietsch624, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Bobwhites do roost during warmer weather and will drink from a hampster water bottle. I've been told by others that they won't do either of these things. I've uploaded a photo of them roosting

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  2. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Down below your downloaded image there will be two links, thumb and image. Copy and paste the image link into your post and preview it to see if it is there. I have had bobs that took to a rabbit waterer after some cortornix showed them how.
     
  3. PetersonD

    PetersonD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, birds often learn quickly... I winter my bobs in groups of 15 or more which helps them stay warm. As everyone knows in the wild they huddle together for warmth so its a natural behavior.
     
  4. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help posting Pavo!
     
  5. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am gald I did because that is one cool picture! Is that roots?
     
  6. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's actually some shag bark hickory branches my hubby found in our woods and thought would be neat in their coop..we were told by the guy we got the chicks from that they won't roost, so don't bother putting anything in there for them. We thought they added something to their new home. At night this summer, they would all roost together on the branches. We just love them.
     
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  7. thatchickenlady

    thatchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That does make a nice roost! Do all of your bobs roost up there every night?
     
  8. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they do. Now that the temps are dropping, they have an indoor roost that they use. They've been pretty cool little critters so far. They seem to like to watch the chickens mill about below and around them.
     
  9. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Bobs do like to roost/perch on stuff (seem that natural limbs, etc..... works best). My 5' x 12' x 3'(high) coop has a big pile of freshly broken pine limbs (with green needles on them still) stuffed up in one end of the coop, and my Bobs LOVE it. This pile takes up about a 1/4th of the coop. They're constantly worming their way all through the thick pile, and love to fly up on the branches that are up high. Always some of 48 up there profilin' and what-have-ya........LOL I found out that this is a major way to keep them boogers content.
     
  10. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's probably great for warmth too..I think I'm going looking for some low hanging branches...
     

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