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Japanese quail missing feathers

Discussion in 'Quail' started by PurplePartridge, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. PurplePartridge

    PurplePartridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recently bought a group of coturnix quail (1 male, 2 female) and have noticed that one of the females has a small bald patch on the top of her head and a large red bald patch down the side of her neck and she also has a few broken feathers on her wings and tail. The male and other female look completely fine (happy and healthy). I was watching them for ages and didn't see pecking from any of them. Please help I am really worried.
     
  2. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Roo is over breeding the bald female..... He holds on to the feathers where she is bald, as he tops her. Even with 3 or 4 hens, he will still have a favorite girl.... You might consider two or three more hens before he causes her harm. If there is blood, Blu Kote is your friend. she will heal on her own just fine. But the Blu Kote hides the wound and the others wont pick at it so much..... Good luck.
     
  3. PurplePartridge

    PurplePartridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, her bald patches are red but I don't see any blood. I will try putting some more hens in with them and see if it helps.
     

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