Single parent of 5 adorable feather babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anorakei, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Anorakei

    Anorakei In the Brooder

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    As the title says, I have 5 adorable feather babies! They're Coturnix aka Japanese Quail, such lovely animals, and they grow up so fast!

    Super early baby pictures (my 5th hadn't even hatched yet):

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    Bibble (left) and Bubble (right).

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    Bibble doing a big peep (also my profile picture).

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    Quark (named after the physics particle).

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    Quark and Cream, unfortunately my cage interfered with the picture.

    Later picture of my 5th:

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    Named Fiver because 5th and last to hatch.

    More recent pictures (taken last Friday):

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    Bibble (left) and Bubble (right) standing in their sandbox.

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    Cream standing in the "nest".

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    Quark being a fluff atop the heat plate.

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    Nice view of Fiver, still a bit smaller than the others at the time.

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    The eggs they hatched from.

    Until today they were all kept in an old parrot cage that acted as their brooder cage with a heat plate in it. The heat plate worked amazingly well btw, would definitely recommend. Took out the heat plate a couple days ago when they got old enough to make their own heat, plus they're indoors so it's generally pretty warm anyway.

    Today some of them started doing calls, and Cream (male based on pattern and calls) started pecking at Bubble (male based on pattern) and Quark (tuxedo so not sexable on pattern, suspected male) so I had to transfer him to my small transport cage.

    Bibble (female based on pattern) then started pecking at the others too, which I hadn't been expecting. When I moved her into the transport cage with Cream, both of them immediately calmed down and laid down together. Apparently they had bonded, guess I'll be keeping them together then.

    Assuming the remaining three get along (they might not if Quark turns out to be a male) I'll just get a second proper cage for Cream and Bibble. Probably easier than getting one really big cage for all of them like I was going to do.

    So yea, that's me. Hello people of BYC!
     
  2. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Crowing

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    Those babies are gorgeous little critters! The eggs are beautiful, as are the tiny quail. How exciting for you! Thanks for sharing the pictures of feathery little perfection.
     
  3. mitziworm

    mitziworm Songster

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    Hello!
    :welcome
    What adorable babies, and great pictures of them.
    :frow
     
  4. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them!

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site! :celebrate
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to our community and thanks for sharing your pics.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

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  7. N F C

    N F C Marbles...I found mine!

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    :welcome

    Pretty little birds, thanks for sharing pictures! In case you haven't found the Quail forum yet, here's a link to take you there:
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    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  8. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    :frow Hello there, @Anorakei! Welcome to byc! :welcome
    Thanks for giving pictures! They are very cute:love
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS! :)
     
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! :ya best wishes and have lots of FUN with your gorgeous flock!!!! :wee
     
  10. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
    beautiful birds...:love
     

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