beginning of year there were two quail chicks that hatched - mail and female. By now they are fully grown and they have been living in a divided cage side by side with the rest of adult female quail. All coturnix breed. Now a couple of weeks back I decided to remove the separation since they seemed of the same size. A couple of days after I removed the separation between them I noticed my older female quails significantly missing feathers. I also noticed the new male going after all females and pecking on them. Since it seemed like a danger to the female quail life, I separated male to a different cage.
Now I want to put male back with the rest of females. Any thoughts on the best way to do it?
I have two cages - one on top of the other, one thought I had was to mix up them - put them all into one cage, rather than just reintroducing male back to the existing cage.