Silver Button Quail Hen

Discussion in 'Other Poultry - Birds & Hatching Eggs' started by GuineaFowling, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is with a heavy heart that I post this but I have decided that it must go through. I only ever keep two button quail at a time because they do better in pairs. My little silver hen Kili just recently lost her bonded male to a opossum. Since then she has been in the house playing and exploring. I raised her from a day old and she is a year and a half old. I really want to keep her but understand that it would be selfish since I do not plan on getting another quail for her. She is really sweet and tame for a button quail. She does not enjoy being held but will sit in your hand once you have caught her. She is not afraid of people and will walk around you and eat from your palm. She loves to eat yogurt, millet, and fruits as treats. I usually let her out of her cage and she explores the room and just 'hangs' with my family. Because she has no other quail she hates being alone. With her mate she laid an egg everyday but since he was eaten she lays on and off. She is currently not laying eggs. Her eggs are a nice chocolate brown with darker specks. I would love for her to go to a home were she has a mate in her own separate enclosure because she doesnt get along with other quail once she is bonded. I had her in a large outdoor pen that was 5' x 3.5' with her and her mate in it alone. She might get along if you have a large enclosure to put her in where she could get some privacy and her own space. She is a lovely little quail and I will miss her dearly. Her beak is a bit messed up because she was in a scuffle with a larger bird but it does not stop her from eating, drinking, and being a regular quail. She has had no contact with chickens and is in perfect health.

    There is a rehoming fee. Let me know if you are interested.

    I live in central cali.
     
  2. allsummedup

    allsummedup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is adorable if I lived near you I would take her in a heart beat. Sadly sierra vista is a bit of a trip. I wish you the best and hope she finds a good home <3
     
  3. GuineaFowling

    GuineaFowling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. She has found a home today where she will be kept in an enclosure with a silver male and two finches.
     
  4. allsummedup

    allsummedup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!!!
     

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