Colinus Ruckus

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 9, 2011
30
0
22
Western NC
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.



 

Colinus Ruckus

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 9, 2011
30
0
22
Western NC
Seems to be both hens and roos have got it. And my older coturnix, who should be wilder, aren't having this problem!
 

Whitehouse Quail

Songster
10 Years
Jul 1, 2009
1,944
7
161
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!
 

Stellar

The Quail Lady
9 Years
Feb 6, 2010
4,205
85
281
Tampa Bay, FL
Quote:If the culprit were human, he would be classified as a stalker and/or serial rapist.


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!
 

Colinus Ruckus

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 9, 2011
30
0
22
Western NC
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.
 

Colinus Ruckus

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 9, 2011
30
0
22
Western NC
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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