Monday, February 7, 2011

New Bobwhite Quail

I bought 11 bobwhite quail from the same friend as the rabbits last week.  Shyanne and I quickly built a short little cage for them.  Quail are naturally very skittish and try to fly up when spooked.  So if you have a very tall roof, they will gain speed and break their necks when they hit the ceiling of the pen.  (They don't seem too smart...)  So their cage is only about 10 inches tall for this reason.  There are 8 boys and 3 girls.  So I will sell a few of the extra boys.  They make the cutest cooing noises!
 Here they are!  The boys have white cheeks and the girls have brown.  David says they look like baseballs with legs!   I put some tree clippings in there to naturalize their pen and give them somewhere to hide when scared.
The Christmas lights were because we were finishing it in the dark. =}  The wheelbarrow is currently holding it up, this is a temporary measure until we build some legs for the cage.

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