Bad Roo

Discussion in 'Quail' started by devinthesaint, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. devinthesaint

    devinthesaint Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one bully coturnix pecking out feathers from the others. Do I wait it out, cull it, or separate him?
     
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    Quote:I would probably cull it. It could end up killing the others, and might kill any others if you put it in another pen.

    HTH
     
  3. secretquail

    secretquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd separate him, wait untill he is nice and fat, allong with some others, then send a handfull of them to freezer camp!
     
  4. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are You Sure He's Pecking.... Or Breeding? (or Some Attempt At Breeding...)
     
  5. devinthesaint

    devinthesaint Out Of The Brooder

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    pecking, unless he's trying to breed with the other males...
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep They Will Do That....
     
  7. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cull him, split him in half, roll in seasoned flour, dip in milk, roll in flour again and fry in bacon fat.

    You deserve the above, you really do [​IMG]

    And the rest of your quail will thank you!

    I had to cull a nasty little roo who split the face of my nice BIG roo right open. I only found the culpret after I had set two batches of eggs and you can spot his offspring at a glance, small and aggressive.

    They were the first ones I grabed when bringing quail in for dinner the other night and you cant imagine the difference in the grower flock. SO MUCH CALMER and more fun to watch.

    So yeh, go ahead adn treat yourself [​IMG]
     
  8. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's always going to be a squabble here & there....they're going to decide who's boss. When I notice serious bullying going on...I run a checklist:

    Do I have enough hiding places (leafy branches, corn stalks, etc.)?
    Are there enough feeders & waterers?
    Is it hot? When it's really hot...tempers flare & they get aggressive with each other.
    Are we overcrowded?

    If I answer yes to any of these questions....I then fix the problem.

    If you're ok on all of this, you may just have an overly aggressive roo. I would cull quickly before he seriously injures or kills another bird.
     

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