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Discussion in 'Quail' started by BobwhiteQuailLover, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    I went out to feed, AND Cocoa has lost feathers on her back!!! She also lost her tail feathers last week!! What is happening?!
    IT IS WORSE THAN IT LOOKS!! SHE IS BLOODY ON HER NECK!! THERE ARE NO FEATHERS ON HER NECK!!!!!!!
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    Could it be from roo's?
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010

  2. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Songster

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    someone's sure getting at her! a Roo's a probable suspect.
     
  3. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
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    She will be getting chicks!! [​IMG]
     
  4. i was amazed after getting quails for the first time at how brutal they can be to each other. i agree it's probably a roo. But watch out and pull her out if you see too much blood as the others will join in the pecking party.
     
  5. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Yep!!
    Our males are KILLERS, they have killed a few. [​IMG]
    Have you ever had a tame quail?
     
  6. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    I am going to remove my post here.

    For whatever reason, I forgot that you had Bobwhites momentarily (doh!) instead of coturnix.

    My apologies!
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010
  7. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Thanks!!
     

  8. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    That happened to some of my coturnix hens.
     
  9. i used to have Buttons and Coturnix. They just never became tame. As much as i would try to calm them and bond with them, they would just look at me in terror whenever i came near. i had one little hen get the entire top of her head pecked off, the skin was sliding off as i put on neosporin. i rehomed them as i really wanted to spend my time with the birds that interacted with me on a friendly nature, like my chickens, ducks, and turkeys.

    Personally, if i had any rooster that killed hens, they would be gone so fast their head would spin around like in the exorcist.
     
  10. BobwhiteQuailLover

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    Sep 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    Yep, I was thinking about having quail for thanksgiving!!
    UPDATE: I have ANOTHER hen with a bald and bloody neck!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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