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Too tiny!

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Hello! I am new here and was looking for some advice. I used to raise chickens but decided to try out some quail... I ordered a straight run of day old quail and now they are about two weeks old and are doing well. However, about two to three of my quail are very tiny and aren't as energetic or as big as the others and seem to be "bullied" by the other quail... I was thinking of maybe taking them away from the others but I'm not sure. What should I do??
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:welcome  They may be getting bullied away from the feed and water or they may just be weak birds.  You may need to separate them out if you want to save them, but be careful not to breed from them in the future.

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post #3 of 4
I've had the same situation with my boy .just try and keep them warm and I would feed them and keep them separate until they can regain strength to be with the others a split cage would be ideal
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You could use some wire hardware cloth to make a divider in the brooder. You might try using larger feeders and warterers so there is more room for each bird to get to the feed and water.

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