Chinese painted quails

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by B3TH, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. B3TH

    B3TH New Egg

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    Hello,
    We recently brought 3 Chinese painted quails. We were told we had 1 boy and 2 girls. One of the alleged girls has started pecking the boy and he is running from her. He is clearly unhappy so what can we do about it? Could the girl actually be a boy or do they just need a bigger space?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I don't have any experience with quail. I advise posting in the Quail section: Quail
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on posting in the Quail section for help with your flock.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    This breed of quail is kept one male to one female. And many times a female can become aggressive. So you may need to separate her out completely or rehome her. I am sorry you are having trouble with your quail. I keep bobwhites and yes, they can be a handful sometimes!

    Stop by our quail section too for more help. GrandmaBird knows a lot about this breed of quail.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Didn't realize gender issues were such a concern in quail. Sounds a lot more difficult that raising chickens. Hope the quail people can answer all your concerns.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I would definitely post in the Quail section of the forums.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about quail (never had any), but they sure are cute little birds. Definiitely post in our quail section and take advantage of our quail experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your quail.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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