strange acting quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by mxpres, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
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    I was checking my quail water and feed this morning and when I opened the door to one cage the quail rooster went into a squat like a kungfu ninji and started something like a deep (growl) chirp) like he was warning me to stay away.I have had chickens to act this way but never a quail rooster.Was this some kind of challenge? T thought his actions was kinda funny .I pushed him aside and said,,Man I am the big bird in this flock so you better be careful
     
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    BEAT THAT FOOL LIKE HE OWES YOU MONEY [​IMG]

    ISNT IT AMAZING WHAT A LIL HORMONE CAN DO TO ALMOST EVERY LIVING THING? [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I have a couple of males that come after me all the time. I have tried everything from pushing them away, grabbing them and getting in their faces, to pinning them down on the ground! But still they insist on attacking the hand that feeds them! Boys will be boys!! [​IMG]
     
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    everytime I place the feeder in the pen after a refill someone takes a cheapie at me... usually the biggest white hen. I crack a smile, helps me relax after work, maybe she knows it too.
     
  5. backyardcovey

    backyardcovey Out Of The Brooder

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    Coturnix... Hum. It's my bob bird roo that does that. None of the other coturnix Roos do it.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Coturnix are the Bob Marley dudes. Layed back!!
     
  7. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    If you have enough coturnix, then you will get a few that think they can take down (THE FEED MONSTER) by growling/pecking/scratching/what ever. Mostly they just like to interact with him/her. Hen and roo alike. I think it's cute!

    They are no match for normal human skin....Just push them back and fill up the feeder [​IMG]
     
  8. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Coturnix are cute [​IMG] you stick your hand in and they come running because we are the feed monsters. The only pen I laugh at are the butler bobwhites... Those things start flingling wire at me! Talk about hungry!! Give them pitchforchs and torches and you have a lynching of some sort going on! Lol Coturnix are just impatient with their sounds [​IMG]
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:THATS HOW IT STARTS WITH THEM BUTLERS.... JUST WAIT 1 DAY YOU'LL BE HOPPING AROUND HOWLING WITH 1 HANGING OFF OF A HAND LIKE A FEATHERED SNAPPING TURTLE (AND IF YOU'RE LIKE ME YOU'LL LIKELY ACCUSE IT'S PARENTS OF HAVING NEVER BEEN MARRIED AT A VERY HIGH DECIBLE [​IMG] )
     

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