Cross beaked quail should I be concerned

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Jumpyquail, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Jumpyquail

    Jumpyquail New Egg

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    My quail has a beak that is crossed to the side is that a problem? Is there a way to fix it.
     
  2. mckeesbackyard

    mckeesbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a female that's like that--she gets picked on so she's by herself . I appreciate the egg she gives me almost everyday but I wouldn't use her for breeding. I also noticed she's somewhat smaller the the other females of the same age.
     
  3. Jumpyquail

    Jumpyquail New Egg

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    I love the fact you did not cull your quail for that problem. My quai get along fine she is a bit bulkier than her sister though she is the one on the right
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  4. mckeesbackyard

    mckeesbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bird's beak seems worse than yours (will try to post a photo tomorrow). At first, I worried that it couldn't eat. I think it affected because she is smaller, started laying later & she would peck me when I'd reach into her cage. I've only been doing poultry for a few months but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that chicken and especially quail can be cruel to a "different-looking" bird. My poor girl was picked on from the get-go (a bloody mess) and my sole Jumbo Brown was being bullied by the A&M's. I learned quick to allot extra compartments in our quail condo as sick/time-out bay.
     
  5. Jumpyquail

    Jumpyquail New Egg

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    Well at least the quail is safe and happy [​IMG]
     

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