Male Coturnix quail Problems!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Isablahblah, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Isablahblah

    Isablahblah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i have 7 extra males in a cage what can i do because they are getting hormonal and injurying esch other?
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Are they old enough for dinner?
     
  3. Isablahblah

    Isablahblah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no need one more month
     
  4. canter6

    canter6 Cooped up

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    A light dinner then. [​IMG]
    One more month for what exactly?

    You can put them 7 different pens.
    You can turn off their hormones by light and or water denial, but that takes weeks.
    I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish.

    I assume you are talking about coturnix.
     
  5. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    with the days getting shorter & cooler nights they should be calming down on there own. clip there beaks so they cant do to much damage
     
  6. quailgal

    quailgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe trim a third of the upper beak on each, but I think you're really better off to either get 1-3 hens for each or get rid of them...
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I keep my extra males in a grow out pen together until they are butcher age. I 've never had problems with any of them fighting. I have 8 in a pen right now waiting a fe more weeks. I giv ethem an apple to peck at to keep them from being bored.
     

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