Sand?

Button Mom

Hatching
5 Years
Oct 8, 2014
4
1
9
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
 

GrandmaBird

Songster
7 Years
May 28, 2012
1,280
56
161
Colorado
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.
 

dc3085

Crowing
7 Years
Jan 6, 2013
3,288
356
251
SF Bay Area, California
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.
 

tinkatwerp

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 31, 2014
66
5
43
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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