Diagnose Me!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Colinus Ruckus, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Colinus Ruckus

    Colinus Ruckus Out Of The Brooder

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    My month-old coturnix are getting bald spots on their backs, between their wings. About a third, or maybe half, seem to have this problem. Some are also losing feathers from the backs of their heads. What's going on? Mites? Pictures below.

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  2. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
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    If it is your hens and you have roos....mating?
     
  3. Colinus Ruckus

    Colinus Ruckus Out Of The Brooder

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    Seems to be both hens and roos have got it. And my older coturnix, who should be wilder, aren't having this problem!
     
  4. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Sounds like you have one (or more) bully quail that are mounting anything that moves.... try figuring out which one it is, and seperating and/or culling it. Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Looks like a bully problem, someone in looovvvveee a bit too much.
     
  6. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:If the culprit were human, he would be classified as a stalker and/or serial rapist. [​IMG]
     
  7. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    Quote:If the culprit were human, he would be classified as a stalker and/or serial rapist. [​IMG]

    It reminds me of my cochin bantam roosters...those guys need like 20 women to fulfill all their little fantasies...I see some on ducks at times!
     
  8. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is your hen to rooster ratio?
     
  9. Colinus Ruckus

    Colinus Ruckus Out Of The Brooder

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    GAWD. Really? Already? I have another round of birds that are 8 weeks old and they aren't tearing each other up at all. I have the two groups separated by age, but as for roo-hen ratio, it's gotta be close to 50/50 since I haven't sorted them out. I was planning to keep them all together until 10 weeks and then butcher the roos and keep the hens for eggs.
     
  10. Colinus Ruckus

    Colinus Ruckus Out Of The Brooder

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    I sat out and watched them for a long while this evening and didn't see any rowdiness. They're making some noise but no rough stuff that I saw.
     

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