Button quail attacking his mate? please help!!

austin12895

Songster
10 Years
May 17, 2009
239
5
109
Reedsville, WI
Ok so I have a huge problem! For the past few days I noticed that my cinnamon pair have been chasing each other around quite a bit. I just figured they were breeding and she was putting up a fuss. Today I came home from work and she had a large bleeding wound on her head!
I seperated the two right away. I dont know what to do now. they are calling for each other desperatly. anybody got any advice??

Austin
 

Stellar

The Quail Lady
9 Years
Feb 6, 2010
4,205
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Tampa Bay, FL
Sometimes environment can trigger males to go crazy. How is the lighting? Did you change anything recently? I would let the male get some alone time and then reintroduce his lady when his mind clears. Things happen. The seasons changing.
 

austin12895

Songster
10 Years
May 17, 2009
239
5
109
Reedsville, WI
the only thing that has changed with them recently would be that I took about 8 eggs from them and there was a few nights where i forgot to turn there light off.
 

Stellar

The Quail Lady
9 Years
Feb 6, 2010
4,205
70
281
Tampa Bay, FL
The male probably got sexually frustrated with the eggs being gone and with the extra lighting. I would just keep on with your routine and he should be back to his old self in no time.
 
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