bobwhite chicks eating each other

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 1shotcleaner, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. 1shotcleaner

    1shotcleaner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does any one have this problem and know how to fix it? they mostly peck the legs on other bobwhites, and the beaks on other baby quail.
     
  2. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can you give more detail? How old are they? Two different age groops? How big is the pen?
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    #1 Do Not Mix Speces
    #2 Do Not Mix Age Groups
    #3 Space Is Key With Bobs
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    If you have them all crowded in, they are going to tear each other up. If they are of breeding age, they need to be paired off and separated. And do not mix different age groups. [​IMG]
     
  5. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:So I couldnt mix Snowflack with Mex. Speckled?
     
  6. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So I couldnt mix Snowflack with Mex. Speckled?

    You can mix different color varieties of bobwhites, they are all bobwhites. You can put bobwhites of any coloring together, but you can't mix them with coturnix, mountains, ext. I had one TN red out of a batch of GA Giant eggs and he was fine until he went to camp kenmore. [​IMG]
     
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobwhites eating each other. That sounds about right from what I recall of my experience with them almost 20 years ago.

    Try Coturnix instead, not nearly the problems with aggression.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    2 BEST TRICKS RIGHT OFF HAND....

    MORE SPACE
    DEPRIVE THEM OF WHITE/BLUE LIGHT--- MOVE THEM INDOORS IN A DARK AREA AND GIVE THEM RED LIGHT FOR WARMTH DURING BROODING

    ALSO NEVER EVER GIVE THEM MEAL WORMS UNTIL FULL GROWN, AND THEY NEED GAMEBIRD STARTER WITH 28-30% PROTIEN... INSUFFICIENT USEABLE PROTIEN WILL CAUSE CANIBALISM
     

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