coturnix male Bully..

mhwc56

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i have (1) 4 week old male that has turned into a TERRIBLE bully. He wollops the daylights out of everybody else in his cage...all males...
This morning i separated him from all the others.
i have a surplus of boys i hope to give away . Is there anything i can do with the boys that will keep them from being aggressive with each other aside from culling/ processing them. I can't put each of them in their own personal cage i don't have that kind of space .......anyone want them? hahahha
 

CoopCrazy

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as much room and as many places to hide as possible... Honestly this will just continue to get worse uintil you either get lots of girls in there or seperate..
 

mhwc56

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i was afraid that was what i'd hear...
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no temporary or short term solution to this long enough for me to get them rehomed huh?
 

CoopCrazy

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Do you have tupperware containers and some chicken wire, or screen,, you coul d make some temporary cages for them ... May i ask why you dont just offer them for free on Craigslist or someother site.. or you could have them processed and have a yummy dinner.( sorry I hope that doesnt offend you)
 

Buttercup Chillin

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Try one of the Blue lights, works on my chicken Cockeral babies.

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Also, cool them off, give them something else to think about and dim the light in their area.

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Are you sure it is not a girl? Sounds like my Big Bad Bertha, only she got serious and drew a lot of blood and down right killed a few. That wouldn't look to good on your birds.
 
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mhwc56

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less light will help? i can work that easy!
i'm sure it's a boy... Jumbo brown with no chest markings....


O and i already have the "BRAT" boy in a tupperware with a wire top.
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Buttercup Chillin

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When did you get J Brown? For that matter when did you get E.W? I thought you just had your little project birds. Where have I been?

Ya, I think it was JJMR that was the one to suggest cooling them down ( lowering the temp.) to stop the aggressiveness. Tried that and it helps. But if they are not on lights, then its a little harder to cool them off. But cut down on the light that they get and they 1 cool off and 2 with less light concentrate on eating instead of fighting. At least its worth a try.

The Blue light I think works the same, its a cooler light and it is dimmer. I think that is why it helps with the cockerals.
I don't just raise Buttercups, I breed them and they can be little ... sometimes when you have a lot of them. I haven't had to use the blue light in a few years but it did help.

I would not keep the aggressive ones, if I were you.
 

mhwc56

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The Boy cage has been verrry peaceful ever since i took out "the BRAT" . no one's bothering anyone else for the time being.
the woman i got my 2 "project birds" from hatched me a bunch of eggs and gave me the chicks .They were hatched out 9/9 . i've had them since a couple days after that. Those are the chick pictures i had posted a week or 2 ago....

i didn't know if i had A&M s or E.W.s but since they are only 1/2 -2/3 the size of the J.Browns and the 1 Mancharian...the little Whites are ridiculously easy to spook
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but not fighting as of yet.
 

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