Coturnix quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bobwhitekeeper, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. bobwhitekeeper

    bobwhitekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhiroy lochbroom
    how can I stop my quails from fighting I have 1 male and 5 females and it seems to be the females that occasionally peck the male which then frightens the others causing them to jump around the place.
     
  2. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Usually when that' going on you have some environmental factor (either something they see or hear) that is causing one of the birds to be agitated then that bird riles the others.

    First though check all the hens to see if any have sores on their back, heads, or feet. If they do they will become aggressive when the male tries to mount them.

    Coturnix quails' minds hang by a very thin thread, and environmental factors can cause that thread to snap pretty easily. They particularly hate things like; flapping plastic sheeting or tarps, running water with no other background noise, loud exhaust on cars/trucks, wind chimes, or any of those sorts of things. They also get agitated like that when people spend too much time around the cages, if they aren't used to that.

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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2015
  3. bobwhitekeeper

    bobwhitekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhiroy lochbroom
    Thanks for the help
     

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