Button quail attacking his mate? please help!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by austin12895, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. austin12895

    austin12895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG] 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
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    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.
     
  3. austin12895

    austin12895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    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.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    With that many eggs, it's possible the hen was wanting to go broody and is not wanting to breed.
     

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