Help Please

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Q QUAIL S, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Q QUAIL S

    Q QUAIL S Out Of The Brooder

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    Help. I went out to do my birds and I found one of my males had his head cut open I think that my other 5 males did that. It is about the size of a penny and is bleeding bad. I think I should butcher him before he dies. I haven't butchered any quail before. And I have 6 males to my 6 females so I need to butcher some males so that I just have 1 or 2.
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    Last edited: Dec 28, 2016
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I had one that was scalped very badly. I did not think there was any way he could survive, but I isolated him, gave him a heat lamp and he recovered fully. I didn't even treat it with anything - I just left it to heal. Males can live together fine if they can't see females and have enough space/decor to get out of each others eye line.
     
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  3. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it doesn't stop bleeding apply corn starch on it and put him in warm dark seclusion for a while.

    The aggressor will likely have blood on it - it would be time to seperate your males :O
     
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  4. Q QUAIL S

    Q QUAIL S Out Of The Brooder

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    I think he is getting better. The blood is now scabbing over and I isolated him. Tomorrow I found time to going to butcher him and four others.



    THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
     
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  5. jojackc

    jojackc Out Of The Brooder

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    6 females you should only need one male. I would say you have a full diner to eat.
     
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  6. cshma11

    cshma11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, we have 5 females to 1 male. Quail for dinner!
     
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