Any such thing as a quail saddle?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bckyrdchknluvr, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    Probably a stupid question I know, but I named my one little girl Sinead for a reason, lol. My roo grabs the hens by the head when he mounts them and is ripping feathers out all over(they usally grow back quick, but I just want to make sure one of my girls doesn't get hurt). He is a perfect gentleman other than this, he's watchful, and ALWAYS lets his girls know when a really tasty treat is around(if I can sneak it to him before the girls notice, they are way more bold with me and will jump 10" into my hand for meal worms). So really just wondering if anyone has a clue on what to do because I don't want to get rid of any of them now. I've bonded, lol. NEVER thought I'd say that. (I got them to produce meat meat birds for me). Don't know if that will happen now, I'm about to set my first dozen eggs in a few days, I think I'l have a WHOLE lot of eggs in about 10 weeks, [​IMG]. Have to say, LOVE quail eggs over easy. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    I have never heard of a "quail saddle". But if your male is riding one or more of the girls too hard, then you might want to add more females so that the girls can get a break from the male. [​IMG]
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Someone here tried to put a saddle on her quail but it didn't work. I agree add more hens.
  4. bckyrdchknluvr

    bckyrdchknluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2011
    Awesom, thank you both. That was the other option I was considering. [​IMG] And if these girls don't accept the new one, I guess I'll just need to start a second colony, :laulol. Any Ideas on how many I should add?
  5. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:I second that emotion! More hens is the best solution, but some roos really really really like one specific hen. You know her, the one just there, with the feathers pulled off the back of her head and neck [​IMG]

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