This is hopefully the first of many articles about my Japanese Quail.
They are delightful little creatures, curious, friendly, individual, and wary of strangers.
They are smarter than what I was expecting, and have charmed their way into our family as the egg supply, not as the meat supply!
So here in this video we have one of the hens having a dust bath, and she seems to be loving it.
Watching over is the cock, or the roo, as they are sometimes alternatively referred as (but I just call them ‘males’, sometimes even ‘the MAN’).
As you can see, the dust bath is a regular habit at Quail central, and that reminds me that I need to buy another bag of sand.
It so happens that they like some dried coffee grounds thrown in with the sand (triple washed sand pit sand is the kind I use), and just guess who happens to have a spare ton or so of the stuff lying around?
- How do you take care of quails (wiki.answers.com)
- Whatsit Wednesday: Quail Quail Quail, What Do We Have Here? (squee.icanhascheezburger.com)
- The cute Scaled (Blue) Quail (bobzeller.wordpress.com)