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HELP !!!!!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Eleanor Andrew, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Eleanor Andrew

    Eleanor Andrew Out Of The Brooder

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    I hav a female jap quail tht attacks my male until he bleeds until he cant open his eyes its the 3rd time this year how can I solve it ?
     
  2. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would separate her or make a partition in the cage
     
  3. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Get some more Hens and she might calm down.
     
  4. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is she injured in any way? Check her over very carefully including her head, legs and the bottoms of her feet. Usually when one hen starts being aggressive towards the roo she has a cut or sore that he is stepping on or injuring in some way.

    When you have problems try to remove the aggressor. Unless the victim bird is bleeding in which case remove the victim immediately gamebirds will kill a bleeding bird to ensure that it doesn't get infection or waste their food trying to heal.

    Sometimes they also develop cannibalistic habits if they are allowed to peck at blood and remove feathers, your hen may have a bit of this habit but this usually only happens when you let them kill one.

    Lastly sometimes some hens are just mean. I gave away 5 for egg production who lost their roo to a raccoon and subsequently murdered two roosters in a row that I tried to integrate with them.
     
  5. Eleanor Andrew

    Eleanor Andrew Out Of The Brooder

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    I hav 3 females and 1 male
     
  6. HowieNZ

    HowieNZ Out Of The Brooder

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    Separate her but if possible keep next door so can view the other quail and maybe in a week or reintroduce and see what happens.
     

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