Is the common quail an aggresive bird.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by electrikass, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. electrikass

    electrikass New Egg

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    I came back home, only to find my common quails five out of fourty five of them scattared in blood. Two female three males. The most serious one is that of one female whose neck skin got completely torn out. I dont think ordinary knife could inflict such an injury. The neck and the chest of the four other ones battered.
    The battle took place about thirty six hours ago. I have three cages and each cage has seven males eight females. Currently the injured female who is unable to move smoothly, laid an egg yesterday and about an hour ago too.
    Pls how can i save future reccurence. And can i discard the seriously injured ones. I hate to see the injury. Pls why did they fight to such intensity involving women among them ? Could the eggs they lay in these disabled state be fertile ? And how can the fertility last since in this condition mating is impossible.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I don't know anything about Quail. I hope someone can help.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Sorry to hear of your quail problem. You should post your problem under the Quail section on the index page. Sorry I can't help. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. So sorry about your quail [​IMG] I agree, someone in the Quail section should be able to help you.
    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3

    [​IMG] I would love to help, but as I know nothing about quail I cannot. [​IMG] But I hope someone can help you! Somebody in the Quail section should be able to help. [​IMG]
     
  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

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  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Quote:Way off on ratio. this will keep happening as long as you have them like this. 1 male to 4-6 females per pen. Males are vicious when in competition for breeding rights. yes the eggs will be fertile, you've got them over bred which is why the violence. lemme get you the quail sticky.

    Start by reading here, then go down to the quail section and ask any questions not answered:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=102281
     
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  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Yep even though I know nothing about quail I was thinking that was way to many males in each cage. [​IMG]
     
  10. alabamayardbird

    alabamayardbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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