Why are my quail chicks doing this?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Cherlyn, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two coturnix and two button quail in the brooder together. All are five days old. The two buttons keep pushing the two coturnix UP so they can sit/stand underneath their bodies. [​IMG] Brooder temp is 90. Thoughts? They sure look cute doing it. [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I think it is just natural for them to crawl under a larger bird, just like mommy.
     
  3. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right. They look so silly. [​IMG]

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  4. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's kinda cute! Do the coturnix stand for it? Can you get a pic? [​IMG]
     

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