Sand?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Button Mom, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Button Mom

    Button Mom New Egg

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    I always read that button quail take sand baths… do any of you have any that like water? I have a hen that climbs in and plays in it like a kid!!
    Anybody else?
    Thanks,
    Button Mom
     
  2. GrandmaBird

    GrandmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard this as well but the idea is that they chill so easily due to their size that its best to keep them out of the water. I have seen people who let them play in the water. Mine love the sand "bath" and I am glad as it is too cool here for them to get wet. They are originally from a temperate/warm climate.
     
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The only birds I've ever wet down are bobs for dog training and that is only so they generate the proper oil on their feathers to be able to fly on wet days. They hate it. It's not like a bird bath where they enjoy their merry little selves, it looks like the fire sprinklers came on inside a hair salon, the birds couldnt be more irritated.
     
  4. tinkatwerp

    tinkatwerp Out Of The Brooder

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    When it's 100+ degrees outside in the summer I spray my birds down about once a day. I get the impression that they appreciate it.
     

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