why do my quail do this?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by roosters97, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    ok i will try to get a pic later but this is what she does,she puffs up like a turkey and it is a white coturnix. what is she/he doing?
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  2. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    She is probably trying to keep warm. Mine use to do it a lot. But mine were bobs not sure what breed you are raising. It is also kind of relaxing/way to get clean....chickens do it to...the puff up and then shake.
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  3. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    oh i am sorry i no chickens do it but she stays puffed up for a lonnng time not just shaking
     
  4. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Yah she is probably just trying to keep warm...or she could be going broody...my hens seem to do that when they go broody as well.
    Could you maybe get a pic of the hen?
    Thanks:D
     
  5. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    but she stands up and runs around
     
  6. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    Quote:and yes can you wait tell tomorrow?lol
     
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Yah mine did to...I wouldnt worry unless she is acting funny. LOL and yes I can wait till tomorrow for pic:(
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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  8. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    it's funny and she is a coturnix also known as the pharoph or somethin like that
     
  9. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    lol I know quail are some of the funnest little birds to watch. They way in which they interact with each other and how little they are...but they do have A LOT of energy
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  10. roosters97

    roosters97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    VA
    Quote:boy do they listen to this mine got out they other day and FLEW over my house!!!!!!
     

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