Help - Japanese quail hens gone mad!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Parrotmomm, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Parrotmomm

    Parrotmomm New Egg

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    This is my first time posting on the board and I'm in need of some help with my Japanese quails [​IMG] I have housed 2 hens and one cock in a 6' L x 2 ' D x 6' H cage (they are housed with our cockatiels and parakeets). Things have been fantastic the last few months, the hens have layed eggs daily since I brought them home and I have seen the cock mate with both hens *they mate whenever I bring new food or water - kinda cute [​IMG]* Well the last few days, I'm not sure what has changed but my ladies have it out for this poor guy [​IMG] They attack him every given chance *I was litterly tossing the hens to the side as they ran at the cock and like rubber balls they just came charging back!* What happened???? They are such gentle birds, what could be going on? Right now I'm going to have to give either the male or the hens to a new home because I'm afraid they may kill him [​IMG] Any ideas or insight to my problem? [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Wow, I have no idea, but I hope someone else comes along to give you some advice. And [​IMG]
     
  3. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope somebody with Japenese Quails comes along and gives you a good answer!
     

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