Bobwhites Adding new birds Help/Questions

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bbqsfarm, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. bbqsfarm

    bbqsfarm Chirping

    Jul 3, 2012
    Need some advice on the proper way to introduce new birds to each other. I lost a bunch (still not sure why) But have one male left. In another pen I have 10 that I hatched in June that I kept. Can I put the younger birds in with this male now or not? I hate to cull him. He has been wormed and through a dose of antibiotics. I sanitized the pen and moved it. (Since I don't know what it was I tried to take every precaution). He has been alone for about 3 weeks now.

    Advice or input needed thanks! Both sets of birds were hatched here from eggs.
  2. thinkloically

    thinkloically In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2013
    Don't put him in. He could harm the chicks.
  3. dc3085

    dc3085 Crowing

    Let the younger birds get to full size first then put the roo with his new hen in a cage that is new to both of them. Even then you may have problems. Bobs can be just flat out mean sometimes.

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