Sunday, June 7, 2009

Five Weeks Old

The quails love to climb on the bark and jump off.  I now give them ground up oyster shells which they love. The guy in the blue bowl decided it would be more fun to  take a dust bath in the ground up oysters shells rather then eat it.  These pictures at five weeks I focused on my cinnamon blue face male. They always keep me laughing.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Four Weeks Old

Now the quails are four weeks old. Their adult feathers are nearly all grown in on their face. They are flapping their wings and having a great time. I could watch them for hours. I still can't tell the boys from the girls. Over the next three weeks I think that will be sorted out. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Twenty Five Days Old

From 21 to 25 days I noticed one of the quail's backs getting plucked so I sold what I thought was the culprit since I have very limited space. But since the poor little guy sported a pink bare back the others did occasionally pluck at it. I thought how can I cover that up? Then it came to me to use a black Sharpie (non toxic)  marker and just color it in. For the most part it's working great. Didn't they use to sell black hair spray to cover up men's bald spots? Well it's kind of the same thing. 
 The quails also got to enjoy some millet spray for the first time which they loved. Thank god they hardly bonk anymore. These guys are so much fun and always making me laugh.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Three Weeks Old

The six pack at three weeks discover something other then chick feed in their bowl. They also I'm proud to say know how to use a water bottle.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Nineteen Days Old

At day nineteen it looks like bonking has began. That's when for no reason the quail gets spooked and they fly straight up hitting their heads against the screen. It didn't surprise me when I notice Uno must of been the first one to bonk. I quickly padded the top with bubble wrap leaving lots of air holes. I hope that helps. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eighteen Days Old

Today  I placed a piece of bark wood in the aquarium. The six pack loved it. They ran underneath feeling safe from the big bad world out there. Specially the big bad hand that scoops them up and places then in a photo light tent for a photography session. Uno loves to stand on top he's the brave one.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Seventeen Days Old

Today the six pack is 17 days old. They are testing their wings by flapping them around and jumping off the log in their aquarium. More feathers are starting to cover their head so their mohawk is getting thicker. This little tuxedo quail can't figure out what he's sitting on. Mommy?