How Do You Get Aggressive Quails To Stop Attacking Eachother?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by BTodd16, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. BTodd16

    BTodd16 New Egg

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    I had one female quail who is around 2 years old, I recently bought two more female quails that were around a few months old. During the first few weeks my old quail ( Quail 1) was pecking and bullying both of them if they were in her space that she wanted to be in. She sometimes chased them around the cage and pecked them but never drew blood or attacked them too aggressively. They seemed to be getting along after that but just recently one of my new ones ( New Quail 1) has started chasing the others around including the other one I recently bought ( New Quail 2) who New Quail 1 got along with. New Quail 1 has started to crow and has frothy droppings I think New Quail 1 is a boy. Today I saw New Quail 1 continuously following New Quail 2 and they started to fight each other not one of them running away. New Quail 1 was even scaring Quail 1. I separated New Quail 1 from the others worried that it would lead to worse things. What should I do? Please give some advice.
     
  2. BTodd16

    BTodd16 New Egg

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    I also saw :(New Quail 2 was chasing Quail 1 earlier today.:(
     
  3. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try posting some pics of the chest of your quail, then we can help you determine which sex they are. If you do indeed have one male and two females, you should probably either get more females or get rid of the male. Giving them more room and places to hide, might also help.
     
  4. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We introduced three females to our lonely male and they attacked him (lost feathers and even drew blood) so i isolated one in a separate cage inside their cage for a day and when i put it back they all got on fine. Hope this is helpful
     
  5. preciouseureka

    preciouseureka Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been giving my roos lots of stuff to play with as a distraction,,,,,when there are new toys in the coop they somehow forget to attack one another. Dry grass, lettuce that I've pulled, carrot tops, so far they like pretty much everything.....good luck!
     
  6. Oreo quail

    Oreo quail Out Of The Brooder

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    From my observations it's best to change the environment when introducing new quail to one another. A temporary living situation may be better for acclimation rather than the only new stress being more birds to share a space with. I am still learning. Density of living seems to cause aggression. Multiple males same thing. Just my 2 cents...
     

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