I had 9 bobwhite quail. 2 Males and 7 females. About a year ago, although raised together, one male killed the other male.
One of my females hatched 9 baby quail. They are 4 days old and they all live in the same enclosure. today I noticed one of the other females pecking at the babies feet.
Do I need to separate this mama hen and her babies from the group?
Other behavior, the male has shown the babies how to eat, and I saw 2 females laying together keeping the babies warm.