Fighting quails

Discussion in 'Quail' started by 300hj, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. 300hj

    300hj Out Of The Brooder

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    i have these 2 japanese quail that just wont quit fighting!
    Its always the female attacking the "male" (i know the attacker is female because i had to separate them before and it laid eggs. I'm also pretty sure the other one is a male but...). The female only attacks this specific male. when i had to put them apart, the female got along well with the 2 button quails i had with it. is there anything i can do?
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I am confused.

    So you have two Japanese aka Coturnix and then the button quail?
     
  3. 300hj

    300hj Out Of The Brooder

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    yes sorry for the confusion
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It seems like the female is an alpha. Maybe get more hens and a couple more roosters so she can be put in her place. Just a suggestion.
     
  5. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have the same problem. the female keeps attacking the male. i moved them into a differnt cage to see if that helps since the female was by herself in her own cage when i introduced the male. hopfully they quit fighting
     
  6. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Make sure you mix them in a totally new pen to both of them. That way everyone is on new turf, and equally confused.
     
  7. 300hj

    300hj Out Of The Brooder

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    i see! ok i might be able to get more soon then. I also heard before it could be their diet.
    i had them in the same cage before though and they never fought. then i noticed the male becoming more skittish and moved them both into a new cage, and thats when he began to be picked...bloody sometimes.
     

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