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I got a problem......

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Zadien, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Zadien

    Zadien Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2015
    Okay so I have 4 Quail. 3 of them turned on one and started pecking her. I realized this really late. Her head had no feathers and eye was swollen.

    I took her out and placed her alone for a few days to let her heal.

    Expanded the Quails cage to 7 sq ft

    A few days later I put her back with the rest of the girls.

    Same day, I checked in their enclosure and she was sitting bloody in the corner.

    What am I supposed to do with her or them?

    Can she ever go back to them?
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2016
    Sorry to hear about your hens misbehaving ... if you can see who starts the pecking, take that one out and isolate it where it cannot see the others and hopefully it will go down in the pecking order.

    I would put things in your coop (and run) where she can hide or navigate away from the abuser(s). Things to hop up on, dart around, etc.

    Have they always been together, and this just suddenly happened?
  3. Zadien

    Zadien Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2015
    They have always been together, just started happening recently. I know why it happened, because they had too little space for them selves. Ill make sure to toss in hiding places

    I forgot about the pecking order thing.

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2016
  4. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    I would also keep her alone until she is fully healed and preferably even fully feathered again - as long as she looks strange, they are very likely to start pecking at her again.
  5. Zadien

    Zadien Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2015
    thats so sad

    probably going to take a month to fully heal

    She doesnt seem to care that shes alone though
  6. Everlong

    Everlong Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2016
    Mississauga, Ontario
    is your quail fully healed? Mine has been separated for almost three weeks now
  7. CaptainQwak

    CaptainQwak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm having the same problem... everyone is separated now. Good luck with your quail.

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